Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi starts with a decent opening

‘Shirin Farhad Ki to Nikal Padi’ has had a decent opening till now. In its first day at the box office, it has collected over 3 crores, while Saturday collections have been around 2.5 crores. The movie is expected to do better on Sunday. The major collections of the movie came from the multiplexes in the major cities. The average occupancy has been around 20 to 25 %.

Considering that SFKTNP has had to compete with the blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, it has fared comparatively well. The other movies to release around that time haven’t done at all well. One wonders whether it would have done better if not released at this time, when the ETT wave have smashed everything coming around its way.

It is also a welcome relief for audiences who are tired of the violence and insanity, along with the overdosed gimmicks of the high budget movies, to have hit the screens recently. The light-hearted comedy has been appreciated by the critics and the audience. It’s not slapstick comedy like ‘Kya Super Kool Hai Hum’.

Sukyanka Verma in her review for rediff has said, “Each one of them lends these honest and innocent qualities into the characters they're portraying to make Bhansali's debut behind the camera a feel-good and pleasurable experience. Do yourself a favor, indulge them.”

Yahoo’s Kunal Guha has given it a rating of 2.5 and said, “SFKTNP may not be the greatest love story ever told and may not have a novel plot even. But it leaves you with a snuggly feeling and yearning to experience what you've seen on the screen.”

India Today’s Vinayak Chakraborty has reported, “Despite narrating a fairly predictable tale of love, the film works for the brilliant moments that the script provides. Bela's brother Sanjay Leela Bhansali, incidentally also the producer of this film, has penned quite a few scene stealers for the lead couple. Boman and Farah score full marks with chemistry. It's a crazy ride guaranteed to leave you grinning as you leave the cinema. That makes it worth a watch.” He gave it a rating of 3.

The audiences too have been thrilled as some said ‘it was a completely hilarious movie to watch’. While some have said, ‘I like both Farah Khan and Boman Irani. And they both as a couple is surely gonna rock. I'm quite looking forward to watch it.’