Varun Dhawan led by JugJugg Jeeyo He entertains the audience and draws them to the stage. The film had a good opening weekend at a collection of Rs 36.93 crore and on its first Monday the film earned somewhere between Rs 4.5-5 crore, bringing the film’s total collection to Rs 42 crore.
Although the movie was doing well, it couldn’t cross the two sets of other major releases of the year like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Jangpai Kathyawadi and Samrat Prithviraj. According to a Bollywood Hungama report, JugJugg Jeeyo plays well in metros like Delhi and Mumbai but fails to attract audiences in mass circles. Now, it remains to be seen if Raj Mehta’s exit will survive the weekday test and finish with a solid distance in the first week.
JugJugg Jeeyo couldn’t beat Opening weekend groups From Akshay Kumar’s historical drama Samrat Prithviraj, which minted Rs 39.40 crore in the first three days of its release, but ultimately flopped due to its huge budget. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi made Rs 39.12 crore during the first weekend and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 won them all by a group of Rs 55.96 crore in the first weekend.
Ahead of its release, film merchandising experts expressed concern about the film’s business in Level 2 and 3 cities. Film viewer Akshay Rathi told Indianexpress.com, “I have no doubts that JugJugg Jeeyo will do well in metro cities and urban India. The only thing I want is His vision is how well it performs in smaller towns and rural India because the film crew has appeal outside urban areas but the question is whether the film’s content will appeal to audiences outside of urban India.”
JugJugg Jeeyo received mixed reviews from audiences and film critics. The Shubhra Gupta of the Indian Express has a 2.5 star rating. In her review, she wrote: “Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani film returns to the fashionable Big Fat Punjabi wedding with luxurious sets and a naach-gaana wedding every time things threaten to get real and thorny.”