Kabir Singh is a drama film written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It is a remake of his own Telugu film Arjun Reddy released in 2017.
Kabir Singh stars Shahid Kapoor in a titular role. It is an official remake of 2017 blockbuster Telugu film Arjun Reddy which starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles.
Shahid plays an alcoholic doctor in the film. Kiara Advani plays his love interest. It is the first time Shahid and Kiara are paired together. The film is produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series. The movie is directed by Sandeep Vanga who directed the original. The shooting began in October 2018 and ended in March 2019. The film is releasing on 21 June 2019 release
Direction: Sandeep Vanga
Producers: Murad Khetani, Ashwin Varde, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
Writer: Sandeep Vanga
Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani
Music: Mithoon, Amaal Mallik, Vishal Mishra, Sachet-Parampara, Akhil Sachdeva
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Kumaar, Manoj Muntashir
Production Company: Cine1 Studios and T-Series
Release Date: 21 June 2019
It focuses on the title character (Kabir Singh), an alcoholic surgeon who goes on a self-destructive path after his ex-lover marries someone else.
After the success of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017), Sandeep Vanga wanted to remake it in Hindi with Ranveer Singh in a lead role. Ranveer Rejected the movie and Sandeep confirmed Shahid Kapoor. However, producers Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde, who acquired the remake rights for Hindi, wanted Arjun Kapoor to play the male lead.
In April 2018, Shahid Kapoor was confirmed. Bhushan and Krishan Kumar of T-Series came on the board to co-produce the film.
Tara Sutaria was the first choice for the female lead. However, she walked out due to a delay in her debut film ‘Student Of The Year 2’. The makers then hired Kiara Advani.
- Shahid Kapoor as Kabir Rajveer Singh
- Kiara Advani as Preethi
- Soham Majumdar as Shiva
- Nikita Dutta
- Amit Sharma as Amit
- Kunal Thakur as Kamal
- Swati Seth as Vidya
- Anusha Sampath as Keerti
- Suresh Oberoi as Kabir’s father
- Siya Mahajan
- Teena Singh
There is no official information available about the budget of the film. However, the estimated budget of Kabir Singh is around 60 crores including the promotion and advertising cost. The original film Arjun Reddy was made in just 5 crores and it earned 51 crores worldwide. It was one of the biggest Telugu hits of 2017.
Posters and Photos
Shahid Kapoor releases the first poster on his official social accounts. The poster features Shahid’s character with two cigarettes and a stethoscope hanging around his neck.
The second poster was released on 21 April.
Shahid Kapoor shared the third poster on 8 May 2019. It showcases the different shades of Shahid Kapoor’s character in the film.
The teaser of the film was released on 8 April 2019. It received tremendous response from the viewers as well as critics. A 1-minute teaser made Kabir Singh one of the most awaited movies of the year. Read Kabir Singh teaser review.
The trailer of Kabir Singh is out. Shahid Kapoor is killing it as Kabir Singh. You can check the trailer review.
Total Box Office Collection
Kabir Singh got off to a bumper opening. It earned 20.21 crores on its first day to become the 4th highest opening day grosser of 2019. On its third day, it earned 27.91 crores to take its three days total to 70.83 crores.
The total box office collection of the film after 27 days stands at 264+ crores. It is Shahid Kapoor’s first solo 200 crore grosser and the top grosser of 2019.