Pagalpanti starring John Abraham, Pulkit Samrat, Arshad Warsi, Ileana D’Cruz, Urvashi Rautela, Kriti Kharbanda and Saurabh Shukla, releases in theaters today. The comedy film is directed by Anees Bazmee, who is known for helming films like Welcome, No Entry and Singh Is Kinng among more.
With the huge ensemble cast, the film is anticipated to open well at the box office. As per trade analyst Girish Johar, the film could earn Rs 9-10 crore on its opening day.
Earlier, John Abraham told PTI, “I enjoy doing comedy films and it has worked for me as well. It is the toughest genre to make in the business, it is very hard to make people laugh.”
John Abraham has appeared in comedies like Garam Masala and Welcome Back but is mostly known as an action star.
He added, “There is space for all kinds of film and I want to do all kinds of film. I have been dying to do a comedy. Films like Housefull 4, Total Dhamaal came with negative criticism but look at the numbers they have done. My point is families have enjoyed these films. And I want to do films that are enjoyed by the family audience. There will be criticism, one has to accept it and get on to the next film.”
Anil Kapoor is known for his comic roles in films like No Entry and Welcome among more and returns to entertain his audience with Pagalpanti. He earlier told PTI, “An actor doing comedy must know to always work with good co-actors, a director who has good comic sense, a writer who writes good comedy screenplay. Once you choose a script, you’ve to make sure that the character looks new.”