‘Baby’ beats ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ at the box office


On 23rd January Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ and ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ starring Sonam Kapoor were released. Both movies tried their luck at the box office and after the opening weekend it seems that the fans have been much kinder to ‘Baby’.

In three days ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ grossed a little over Rs. 10 crore whereas, ‘Baby’ earned Rs. 36.07 crore. The box office is no less than a race, especially when two or more films are released together. In the race between ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ and ‘Baby’ the latter is evidently far ahead. Patriotism and a holiday mood were both in the air due to the Republic Day celebrations and this fact has undoubtedly aided ‘Baby’s collections. The long weekend proved to be in its favour.

‘Baby’ has been directed by Neeraj Pandey, who is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Award. It stars Bollywood’s ‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar, Kay Kay Menon, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubatti and Taapsee Pannu in pivotal roles. The plot of this fast paced action flick revolves around an undercover group that is focussed on eradicating terrorism. The film has been shot in various locales of the world and proves to be an absolute treat for the eyes. ‘Baby’ has received supportive reviews and comments much like ‘Dolly Ki Doli’.

‘Dolly Ki Doli’ has been directed by Abhishek Dogra and its producer is Salman’s little brother Arbaaz Khan. Apart from Sonam Kapoor the cast comprises of Varun Sharma, Pulkit Samrat and Rajkumar Rao. The latter received oodles of praise for his outstanding performance. Sonam plays a con woman in this movie while, Saif Ali Khan and Archana Puran Singh play cameos. The plotline revolves around the elaborate cons that Dolly (Sonam’s character) and her fake family stage in attempt to loot young men and their clans in the name of marriage. The plot is quite unique and each character is adequately quirky.

It has become apparent in the last 4 days that both ‘Baby’ and ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ would have earned far better had they released on different weekends. Since, both these movies have potential and interesting storylines, audiences are having a hard time choosing which one to watch. The division of audiences is precisely what has affected the collections of both movies. ‘Baby’ and ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ belong to different genres but as both genres are quite popular among audiences, viewers are being compelled to choose one over the other. For now ‘Baby’ is the apparent choice.