Diljit Dosanjh’s period romance film Jodi has scored an excellent opening weekend worldwide. The movie was released on May 5, 2023,l in cinemas. The film stars Diljit Dosanjh and Nimrit Khair in lead roles. Diljit plays the character of Sitara, an aspiring singer and musician, while Nimrit plays the character of a singer. Jodi is a light-hearted romantic musical movie that has received positive reviews from the audience. The film’s trailer was released on April 11, 2023, and has generated a lot of buzz among the fans.
Despite a stay order on the release of the film in India, Diljit Dosanjh has apologized to his fans and expressed his gratitude to the team for their hard work. The film’s team has given their 100% to the movie, and Diljit has requested his fans to forgive him for the delay in the film’s release. The stay order was issued by a local court in Punjab, and the reason for the stay was copyright issue.
Overall, Jodi has received an excellent opening weekend worldwide, and the film’s team is hopeful that the movie will continue to perform well in the coming weeks. Diljit Dosanjh’s performance in the movie has been praised by the audience, and the chemistry between Diljit and Nimrit has been appreciated as well.
Written and directed by Amberdeep Singh, Jodi had a good opening despite the delayed release and scored around 65 lacs nett on day one followed by m a big jump on Saturday and Sunday for a very good weekend total of around 3.35 crores nett and around 4 crores gross collection in India.
Just like most Punjabi movies, Jodi struck a big opening weekend overseas with an estimated 8 crores gross collection. In North America, it grossed a huge $734K (6 crores) on just 125 screens, with a brilliant $5.75k per-theater average gross, according to Deadline.
The worldwide total of the film is around 12 crores gross after the opening weekend, and it is already the second highest-grossing Punjabi movie of the year, behind Blockbuster Kali Jotta which grossed over 40 crores worldwide. Jodi is likely to top Kali Jotta to become the biggest Punjabi movie of the year, for now.
Following are the collections for the film:
Friday: 0.65 cr
Saturday: 1.25 cr
Sunday: 1.45 cr
Total: 3.35 cr Nett
Overseas: 8 cr
Worldwide Gross: 12 crores
About Jodi and Chamkila Connection Of Diljit Dosanjh:
Starring Dosanjh and Nimrat Khaira as two talented and passionate artists who set out on a journey to redefine the Punjabi folk music scene in the 1980s, “Jodi” is said to be based on the life of slain Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila and his second wife Bibi Amarjot Kaur.
What is interesting that Diljit has also finished shooting for Chamkila opposite Parineeti Chopra which is directed by Imtiaz Ali. That film is also based upon the life of singer Amrit Singh Chamkila.