Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor’s Mr. & Mrs. Mahi collects Rs 7 crore at the box office on day 1

The film is backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions
Rajkummar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor’s Mr. & Mrs. Mahi collects Rs 7 crore at the box office on day 1

Rajkumar Rao, Janhvi Kapoor’s Mr. & Mrs. Mahi has opened at the box office with a collection of Rs 7 crore in India, as per Sacnilk.com. The film had an occupancy of over 56 percent in theatres. The sports drama is directed by Sharan Sharma, who helmed 2020’s Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, featuring Jahnvi. Mr. & Mrs. Mahi also marks the reunion of Rajkummar and Janhvi after the 2021 horror-comedy Roohi.

It tells the story of Mahendra and Mahima, played by Rajkummar and Janhvi, meeting each other for marriage prospects. Love blooms between them and they tie the knot. Both then discover a shared love for cricket. Rajkummar failed at being a cricketer and has a disapproving father (played by Kumud Mishra). When he sees Janhvi hitting a straight drive, he is convinced she should venture into sports, although she is not exactly interested. What begins is a complex tale, where Rajkummar’s character tries to vicariously live his dream through Jahnvi.

Written by Nikhil Mehrotra & Sharan Sharma, the film is produced by Karan Johar, Zee Studios, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta. It released in theatres on May 31.

An excerpt from our review of the film read: “Mr. & Mrs. Mahi is Bawaal (2023) if it were a sports drama. It is an Ayushmann Khurrana film with a bruised male ego but no venereal diseases. It also has elements of a diabolical version of Chak De! India (2007), where coach Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) is empowering the women’s team only for personal fame and glory. What if all he was seeking was a garlanded welcome into the muhalla he was kicked out of for being a “traitor”. What if the famous sattar (70) minute speech was actually to garner likes on the gram.”

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