‘Baby’ crosses 50.97 crore in its first four days


Akshay’s ‘Baby’ which released on the 23rd of January has earned Rs. 50.97 crore over the extended weekend. This action flick had an average opening. On Friday, the day of its release ‘Baby’ earned Rs. 9.3 crore. The positive reviews from those who watched this movie on Friday boosted the collections on Saturday. The film’s collections at the box office in the opening weekend were Rs.11.17 crore on Saturday and Rs. 15.60 crore on Sunday. The patriotic fervour of the movie goers was supported by 26th January being just round the corner.    

This is the second movie of the actor-director duo Akshay and Neeraj after ‘Special 26’. Neeraj who is known for his controversial thriller ‘A Wednesday’, got mixed reviews for the first half of ‘Baby’. According to Rajeev Masand, “Baby is a mixture of influences.” He added in his review that, “Neeraj has given Bollywood the provocative and vigilante movie ‘A Wedensday’. He added the same urgency to ‘Special 26’, a cat and mouse chase between police officers and thieves. With ‘Baby’, Pandey has used more of an escapist approach rather than realistic.” He further wrote, “This thriller has managed to engage the crowds. Many impressive and witty lines have been scattered across the length of the movie and Akshay ‘Khiladi’ Kumar impresses fans with his deadpan expression.”  Neeraj is all set to create a hat trick with this thriller. 

Taapsee Pannu, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher and Kay Kay Menon also play crucial roles in this movie. This action thriller is the story of an undercover special team which goes by the name ‘Baby’. Thus, the film was christened ‘Baby’ as the team depicted in it is in its initial days or its infancy stage. The team comprises of special officers who are under a five year trial period. Their duty is to keep an eye on terrorist activities and combat terrorism. This movie is narrated from Akhay’s point of view. It is a one track film and showcases glimpses of Akshay’s personal life.           

Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ which hit the theatres along with ‘Baby’ has earned Rs. 15.29 crore. Even though this comedy movie fared well ‘Baby’ is the preferred choice of audiences for now. This movie produced by Arbaaz Khan, features Sonam as Dolly who cons grooms and on her wedding day flees after robbing the grooms. Pulkit Samrat and Rajkumar Rao are also seen in this Abhishek Dogra directorial.