Dhadak is no Sairat, but sets cash registers ringing at the box office

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter’s debut film Dhadak has made an impressive Rs.39 crore at the box office.

DHADAK Box Office

Dhadak’s budget is Rs 40 Crores, including prints and advertising cost. Dhadak will be considered a hit if it earns 50 Crores, and will be considered an average film if it earns 40 Crores.

Production Cost: 30 Crores

Prints & Advertising Cost: 10 Crores


DHADAK focuses on the caste differences prevalent in Indian society through a love story. It is an official remake of the critically acclaimed Marathi film Sairat.

RELEASE DATE: July 20, 2018 ( India)
Director: Shashank Khaitan
Producer: Karan Johar,Hiroo Yash Johar,Apoorva Mehta
Run Time: 2 hour 17 Minutes

Dhadak Review

Dhadak Review by top film critics.

Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site: News18
Dhadak is ultimately a homogenous Karan Johar production that offers comfort in the familiar…for those seeking it. For the rest of us, it’s just baffling why the folks involved would choose to remake a film about the horrors of caste supremacy, but erase practically every mention of caste from the film. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five. The kids make it worth your time.

Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site: Twitter
Shashank Khaitan adapts #Sairat wonderfully well… Retains the essence, but gives #Dhadak a different texture… Romance is fresh, pure and energetic… Tense moments keep you on tenterhooks… Culmination leaves you shocked, stunned and speechless… Dhadak dips in the post-interval portions, has a few rough edges too, but the shocking finale makes you forget the hiccups.

Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express
Khatter has a mobile, expressive face. He is a natural. Kapoor, though, has a hard time emoting. On their own, they each have a couple of scenes which they work: together, there is no zing, no `zingaaat’. There will be a modern contemporary Bollywood romance posting new frontiers on the caste-and-class front. Dhadak is not it.

Ratings:2/5 Review By: Saibal Chatterjee Site: NDTV
But that definitely isn’t meant to be an inspiration for Dhadak to shrug off its inertia. The film saunters rather than sprints. In Sairat, that strategy clicked famously because that film had its heart in the right place. Dhadak doesn’t. The result is a grind that pretty frames and fresh faces cannot mitigate.

Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Rachit Gupta Site: Times Of India
Like its original inspiration, Nagraj Manjule’s Sairat, the facet of love trying to survive the cruel world of politics and ruthless societal pressure, makes Dhadak engaging. The film follows the Sairat template for most part, but it does change a few scenes and the setting. While it lacks the grit and detail of Manjule’s original, director Shashank Khaitan’s Hindi adaptation still makes for a compelling watch. Dhadak attempts to highlight some shocking truths about our society and for that it makes a worthy watch.

Sridevi Couldn’t See Dhadak

Sridevi left no stone upturned to prepare daughter Jhanvi for her Bollywood debut. Unfortunately Sridevi couldn’t see the big day as she passed away due to accidental drowning, few months before Dhadak released.

Checkout the ‘Zingaat’ song from Dhadak

The ‘Zingaat’ song from the original Marathi film Sairaat was a huge hit in Maharashtra; now the Hindi version of the song from ‘Dhadak’, starring Ishaan Khattar and Janhvi Kapoor is out.

The Hindi song has been Composed by Ajay-Atul and penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Dhadak is an official remake of the hit-Marathi movie Sairat (which was directed by Nagraj Manjule). Dhadak has been extensively shot in Rajasthan.

Here’s the original Zingaat song in Marathi from Sairat (composed by Ajay Atul)