Kedarnath off to a flying start garners good numbers at box office


Actress Sara Ali Khan's maiden film Kedarnath has garnered Rs 7.25 crore on its opening day, according to its makers. The Abhishek Kapoor directorial, which also features Sushant Singh Rajput, released on Friday.

"Kedarnath has opened on a positive note. The film has gone ahead to garner Rs 7.25 crore at the box office on day 1," read a statement issued on behalf of the makers. Sara's performance has been lauded by the audience and critics alike.

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[caption id="attachment_173119" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath[/caption]

According to a film trade analyst, Kedarnath has taken a "healthy start". "Business picked up during the course of the day (Friday). Saturday and Sunday business (is) crucial," he tweeted.

The film, produced by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP and Abhishek Kapoor's Guy In the Sky Pictures, tells the love story of a 'pithoo' and a pilgrim amidst the wrath of nature as the holy place drowns in flood. However, love rises above all.

It is set in the backdrop of the flash floods that wrecked the temple town in June 2013.