Makers of "Baar Baar Dekho" release moments from the film
Makers of "Baar Baar Dekho" release moments from the filmPR Handout

The palpable chemistry between Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif is making the wait for "Baar Baar Dekho" extremely difficult. The two are coming together for the first time in the romantic-drama with a twist, which is being released on Sept. 9.

The first song released from the movie, "Kala Chashma," has already become a chartbuster, and the other two have happy vibes as well. All of them have garnered millions of views on YouTube, giving "Baar Baar Dekho" a crucial push in its initial stages of promotion. Also working in its favour is the fresh pairing of Katrina and Sidharth; they quite light up the frames with their good looks and rapport.

These positives are likely to help "Baar Baar Dekho" post a decent opening day number and an impressive first weekend collection. Early estimates suggest that the Nitya Mehra-directorial venture is set to collect somewhere between Rs. 8.50 and 9.50 crore on day 1, and close to or more than Rs. 30 crore in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.

Now, these aren't sure-shot figures and may change, depending on various factors. However, the opening weekend performance of "Baar Baar Dekho" is likely to beat that posted by "Mohenjo Daro" and "A Flying Jatt," which were able to mint Rs. 30.54 and Rs. 29.45 crore, respectively.

Note: While Hrithik Roshan's film had a 3-day weekend, Tiger Shroff's superhero project enjoyed an extended 4-day weekend period.

"Baar Baar Dekho" has been made on a budget of Rs. 50 crore (Rs. 35 crore is the cost of production while Rs. 12-15 crore has been spent on print and advertising). With "Rustom" losing its hold at the box office and "A Flying Jatt" coming to a crawl now, the only competition the Sidharth, Katrina-starrer has is from Nawazuddin Siddiqui's "Freaky Ali."

Why is "Baar Baar Dekho" crucial for Katrina?

While Sidharth can breathe easy as his last film, "Kapoor and Sons," was appreciated by critics and audiences alike, Katrina is coming from two flops — "Fitoor" (2016) and "Phantom" (2015). The leading lady's last decent-earning film was "Bang Bang," in 2014. 

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