The film ‘Stree’ is continuing its dream run at the box office, as it crossed the 100-crore mark in its third week. The Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao starrer has seen a major growth two weeks since its release.
On Saturday, Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh recently tweeted that the film is on the verge of crossing the 100-crore mark. Taran Adarsh tweeted, “While ₹ 100 cr mark is no longer the yardstick for a film’s success, it ought to be celebrated when mid-sized films like #SKTKS, #Raazi and #Stree [on the threshold of ₹ 100 cr] hit century… Reinforces the fact that content is king and the audiences are the kingmakers!”
The film has now set foot in the club soaring high on success.
And #Stree hits a century… Crosses ₹ 💯 cr mark… [Week 3] Fri 2.14 cr, Sat 3.76 cr. Total: ₹ 101.43 cr. India biz… This one’s a LOTTERY for its investors.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 16, 2018
The horror-comedy, directed by Amar Kaushik, has struck the right chord with both, the audience and the critics. The film, which released on August 31, is still going strong, accumulating a huge audience. It is also the ninth film to enter the 100-crore club this year.
HINDI FILMS that made it to the ₹ 100 cr Club in 2018…
1. #Padmaavat [Jan]
2. #SKTKS [Feb]
3. #Raid [March]
4. #Baaghi2 [March]
5. #Raazi [May]
6. #Race3 [June]
7. #Sanju [June]
8. #Gold [Aug]
9. #Stree [Aug]
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 15, 2018
The cast, apart from Rao and Kapoor, features abundant talent with Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana and Abhishek Banerjee in interesting roles.
The film, set in a small town called Chanderi, delivers several punches with a terrific comic timing. It revolves around a belief that a mysterious female spirit, called ‘Stree’, abducts men leaving behind their clothes. The backdrop is based on a four-day festival each year, in the town, when the ghost appears. The genre, of comedy and horror, is interesting not only due to the story it’s offering but also because of living up to the horror standards. It is clever and spontaneous at the same time.
The word of mouth has helped in the film’s growing audience as well. The cast’s individual performances too have seeped into the audience’s mind tremendously.
Between laughs and fear, there’s a touch of gender sensitivity
The film, with an ironic touch, makes men go through the physical and mental trauma that women face in their lives. The writers have, very significantly, weaved gender dynamics and superstition, of small-town, into the storyline. The dialogues have been appealing greatly to audience, touching aspects of present day reality in the country.
Film industry goes Gaga
People from the film fraternity took to social media to express their happiness over the film’s success. The industry praised the film’s content and the performances by the actors. Here are some of the tweets:
#Stree is a great showcase for the stupendous talents of @RajkummarRao & @ShraddhaKapoor, & indeed all the actors on screen! Everything from the writing & direction to the production was executed brilliantly! Such a fun experience!
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 10, 2018
Finally saw #stree.. now thts wat u call a #cult film. Great job by every dept..Riveting @RajkummarRao @ShraddhaKapoor @MaddockFilms @rajndk @Aparshakti @amarkaushik 👏👏
— Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) September 14, 2018
Big up to the whole team of #Stree !! Flawless in every department !! Loved loved loved it !! Haven’t ever been this scared and amused in 130 minutes…Thank you for this incredible crazy ride #AmarKaushik @RajkummarRao @Aparshakti #PankajTripathi @ShraddhaKapoor @MaddockFilms💯
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) September 5, 2018
It’s so good to see horror comedy done right in a Hindi film. Congratulations to the entire team of #Stree @amarkaushik #Dinoo @RajkummarRao #AbhishekBanerjee @Aparshakti #PankajTripathi @ShraddhaKapoor 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 go watch it for a good laugh with a tinge of spook!
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 30, 2018
Audience sings praises
A large number of movie-goers too tweeted their reactions over the film.
Okay #Stree is the best mainstream hindi film of the year..
That's it and that's the tweet! pic.twitter.com/G7zq5FJWGD
— Perfectly Average (@manishtamancha) September 9, 2018
Breath of ‘spooky’ air for Indian horror genre.. #stree. A must watch horror comedy. Kudos to the director.
— SwapnalT (@swapnalt) September 14, 2018
Watched #stree 2nd Time.😁 With The Same Excitement. From Starting To Ending Film Is Grippy, Entertaining & Full With Lol Moments.😜 Each & Every Character Is Fab!!👌Specially Vicky Bhaiya @RajkummarRao 👏❤️ Vicky Pleeejjj Aise Hi Movie Banao Aur Entertain Karte Raho.😊👍#Stree
— Associate Professor Wokendra Karanbali 🌈 (@TweetiyataKaran) September 11, 2018
#Stree is such an amazing movie 👏🏻 so many moments that made me laugh out of loud & clap in the theater. Ekdum paisa wasool. 🙈😂😂
— S💫 (@itsme_shivangi) September 15, 2018
So finally watched #stree night show 😂 I’ll go with what everyone else is saying “it’s a must watch”
Every character of the movie had some charm, well performed.. kudos to the team.. and @RajkummarRao my man, aapke baare me to jo Kaho wo kam he 👏🏻🤟🏻😍❤️ go watch #stree ppl
— shraddha (@shraddhadixit) September 11, 2018
If you haven’t watched #Stree yet, your life is a waste. Go!! Watch it!!!! Certainly the best movie of 2018 by a long margin. After ages, a movie worth watching more than once in theaters..@RajkummarRao @ShraddhaKapoor just awesome!!
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@bultai12) September 10, 2018
#stree The only Indian horror/thriller movie I'd ever watch on big screen…thank you @RajkummarRao for showing up in Bollywood, we have been starved of cinematic brilliance far too long and you are brilliance personified!!!!👏👏👍👍
— Rupali Gupta (@rupali_kalra) September 10, 2018