In the latest Bollywood buzz, “Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya” featuring Shahid Kapoor as Aryan Agnihotri and Kriti Sanon in the role of Sifra has garnered attention for its unique storyline and star-studded cast.
Since its release, the film has seen a commendable rise in box office numbers, particularly witnessing a significant surge on its first Sunday, where it raked in ₹10.50 crore domestically, according to a Sacnilk report. Directed by Amit Joshi and Aradhana Sah, the movie has accumulated a total of ₹26.85 crore so far, marking a promising start for this unconventional love story between a man and a robot.
This cinematic venture not only marks the first collaboration between Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon but also boasts an ensemble cast including Dharmendra, Dimple Kapadia, Rakesh Bedi, Ashish Verma, and Rakesh Kumar, adding depth to its narrative.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh, in a recent update on social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter), shed light on the film’s opening day box office performance, stating, “Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya opens on expected lines on Day 1… The numbers witnessed momentum post noon onwards, especially at key metros… Urban centres take the lead… Day 2 [Sat] should witness growth, with national chains taking the biz forward… Fri ₹ 7.02 cr. #India biz.”
However, despite its initial success, the film has not been devoid of criticism. In a review by Media film critic Saibal Chatterjee, “Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya” received a lukewarm rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Chatterjee expressed disappointment, stating, “TBMAUJ starts silly. With every passing scene, it becomes sillier and sillier until it scrapes the bottom of the barrel. A besotted but confused Aryan is unable to get Sifra out of his head. He convinces his aunt to ship the robot to Mumbai, where he works. He takes the girl home and passes her off as an orphan.”
Further elaborating on the film’s shortcomings, Chatterjee remarked, “A robot let loose in a conservative Delhi household is supposed to lead to funny situations. But the film remains steadfastly unfunny. The gags fall flat. The performers have to push themselves to squeeze something out of the sloppy script. But theirs is a losing battle.”
Released on February 9, “Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya” has been a joint venture by Maddock Films and Jio Studios, presenting a blend of innovation and star power to the Bollywood audience.