Abhishek Kapoor’s directorial Kedarnath, starring Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput opened to a mixed response from the audience and critics alike, but on Day 2, it managed to pace up at the box-office.

Sara’s performance has been lauded by the audience and critics even as the film earned Rs 9.75 cr on the second day.

On Sunday, trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures on Twitter and Instagram. The tweet read, “#Kedarnath gathers momentum on Day 2… Growth on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 34.48%… Should witness an upward trend on Day 3 [Sun] as well… Fri 7.25 cr, Sat 9.75 cr. Total: ₹ 17 cr. India biz.”

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Day one witnessed a rather dull response, but the movie picked up a bit on Saturday and with the weekend right on the tail, it is expected that Sara Ali Khan’s debut film will earn even more.

 Kedarnath presents the love story of a Hindu tourist Mukku (played by Sara Ali Khan), who is on a pilgrimage to the hill shrine of Kedarnath, and Mansoor, a Muslim (played by Sushant Singh Rajput). The story is set against the backdrop of the devastating Uttarakhand floods of 2013.

The film has been applauded for Sara’s performance and it’s breathtaking cinematography. Earlier, while reviewing Kedarnath, film critic Taran wrote that it is an “unconvincing love story.”

Kedarnath is the production of RSVP and Guy In The Sky Pictures and it hit the screens on December 7.