R S Prasanna’s “Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” has earned a whole lot of love both from cine-goers and the critics. The movie opened on September 1 and has brought in over Rs. 33 crore in 12 days at the theatres, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Film’s lead actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pedneka along with the cast and crew gathered to celebrate the film’s success on Tuesday. Director RS Prasanna who was also present at the success party of the film was asked if there are any plans to make a sequel to the film, which features Ayushmann and Bhumi in lead roles.
“Definitely, I have already told a story to Aanandji (producer Aanand L Rai). It will be very interesting. We were waiting for audience’s response — whether they want to listen to the next story or not, and we have received feedback from the audience. They loved Ayushmann and Bhumi’s characters in the film, so definitely a sequel will happen,” Prasanna said.
‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ is a remake of the director’s own 2013 Tamil film ‘Kalyana Samayal Saadham’ and when Prasanna was asked how challenging it was to make the Hindi remake, he said, “It was tough, but luckily it has happened in right way. Aanand sir was there, so I knew as long as I do my job of directing the movie honestly and correctly and if he likes the film, then the audience will like the film.”
“When I was making the Tamil film, that time I conceived the idea of a sequel. I feel, it will be really funny. Right now there is only an idea and we will start working on a script. That will take time,” he added.
Producer Krishika Lulla also commented on making a sequel of the film.
She said: “I feel small issues of marriage will connect to people’s heart, so that’s what we are looking for. Whatever we make, if it can connect to any of us with what is happening in our daily life, it will be really fantastic.”
Ayushmann expressed excitement about a possible sequel to the film, and said: “It’s amazing, but I feel now the problem will be that what will be the ‘problem’ of part two. In the end of the film, we showed that his problem has sorted out, so in part two, he can become ‘Alphamale’… So, we never know. We are looking for a plot line because it’s a very quirky subject and it can be explored more.”
As of now, the team is happy about the response to the film, which has grown on word-of-mouth.