First day box-office collection of ‘Dedh Ishqiya’

Madhuri Dixit starrer, ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ opened with a mixed review but audience is liking the film and earned around 3.75 crores in the opening day. The film marks the return of dancing diva and power house of talent Madhuri Dixit after a gap of seven years.

Starring Madhuri Dixit, Huma Qureshi, Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi in the lead roles, ‘Dedh Ishqiya’ is the sequel to super-hit film, ‘Ishqiya’. Released on Friday, Madhuri’s chemistry with Huma Qureshi is more liked by the audience compared to her chemistry with Naseeruddin Shah.

Celebrities highly applauded the film. Aditi Rao tweeted: "Babban and Khalu should get Jodi of the year- fantastic twosome. Arshad is a champion - respect!"

Mini Mathur described "Dedh Ishqiya" as "fabulous!"

"Funny and thrilling, poetic and lyrical. Brilliant performances by Naseer saab and Arshad, who is a class act," Mathur, seen in "I Me Aur Main", wrote on her Twitter handle.

Sandhya tweeted she has not "seen a pair with this magic since 'Sholay' - Dharamji (Dharmendra) and Amitabh Bachchan. Brilliance from Arshad and Naseer saab again in 'Dedh Ishqiya'!"

"Dedh Ishqiya" has wowed the cinegoers as well. Some of the viewers, who have already seen the film, too took to Twitter to praise the film.

Amit Ashar: "Huma take a bow ma'am! Super work! Absolutely loved the film!"

Khurram Ashraf: "Never thought any film could beat 'Gangs of Wasseypur', but 'Dedh Ishqiya' did it. You rocked it Huma."

Harsh Jain: "Superb Performances by all. Madhuri looked beautiful, Arshad as Babban and Huma as Muniya were too good."

Fariha Khalid: "Madhuri's job outstanding in 'Dedh Ishqiya'. Brilliant movie. Much much better than the last one. Arshad, well done!"

Shyamal Vallabhjee: "When the on screen magic between Arshad and Naseer shadows the beauty of Madhuri, you know you are in for a cinematic treat."

Aalif Surti: Everything that new age Indian cinema has been trying, Abhishek Chaubey gets it right."