Judwaa 2 Trailer Response and IndicineFBO

The trailer of ‘Judwaa 2’ released on Monday and like most ‘big films’ the response has been mixed. The trade is ecstatic, as the David Dhawan film has everything it takes to become a universal success. The reaction on the internet is mixed, with fans of the last ‘Judwaa’ film (1997) and fans of Salman Khan reacting negatively to the trailer.

The response from those who actually matter – the theatre going audience – will be updated after a survey.

For now, a quick update on the positives and a few concerns going forward.


  • Varun Dhawan: From the younger generation of actors, it’s difficult to imagine any other actor playing Salman’s double role from ‘Judwaa’. Varun is the best possible choice and even though a few have complained of the actor ‘overacting’ in the trailer, the response has generally been positive. We did try to get responses from children (they form a huge fanbase for Varun and most haven’t watched the first film) – the response from them was overwhelmingly positive.
  • Among the two leading ladies, Taapsee has been liked more than Jacqueline.
  • The music has made the audience nostalgic, so much so that the views for the old songs has increased after the launch of the trailer. To retain the curiosity of how Varun has performed to Salman songs, we hope they don’t release the full song promos.

Some concerns:

  • Supporting cast: The first ‘Judwaa’ film had a stellar supporting cast – Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Satish Shah, Anupam Kher, Tiku Talsania, Dinesh Hingoo, Dalip Tahil, Mukesh Rishi – just to name a few. Some of these names added tremendous value with their comic timing and were instrumental in making the ‘Judwaa’ a success along with the lead cast. 20 years later, Anupam Kher continues to be a part of the series, along with Rajpal Yadav and Ali Asgar. How good will they be? Character actors no longer have much to do in mostly star-driven films these days, but they could make films like ‘Judwaa 2’ more entertaining.
  • Kissing scenes: This concern has been raised by exhibitors from smaller centres. ‘Judwaa 2’ is being promoted as a family film, so why include so many kissing scenes in the trailer? It could seem like a minor issue and it could even add to the footfalls from what we call the ‘hoi polloi’, but it’s been pointed out by enough people to find a mention here.
  • Marketing Campaign: So many films in recent times have been ruined by excessive and ineffective marketing. The stars end up over-exposing themselves and way too much content is shown through song and other promos. We hope the ‘Judwaa 2’ makers keep things low, because a film like this doesn’t really an extensive marketing campaign to increase awareness.
  • Remake or New Script: A lot of people were unaware that ‘Judwaa 2’ was a proper remake of the first film. A title like ‘Judwaa Again’ would probably have been a better choice, but most people would still want to watch it.

IndicineFBO: From a business point of view, ‘Judwaa 2’ is expected to be one of the biggest films of the year. We start with Rs 16.5 crore as the first day prediction. The opening day (Sep 29) is a partial holiday in a few states for Durga Puja. It’s a big weekend, with a full holiday for Vijaydashmi (Dusshera) on Saturday and holiday for Gandhi Jayanti on Monday. So the first four days will all be either partial or full holidays, making it one of the best release periods of the year.

Note: This isn’t the final IndicineFBO prediction for ‘Judwaa 2’. It could increase or decrease depending on the response to the music, marketing campaign and size of release. Stay tuned for more updates.

MovieDay 1OfficialBuzzDate
Simran2.6-115 Sep
Lucknow Central1.8-115 Sep
Bhoomi3.5-222 Sep
Haseena Parkar1.0-122 Sep
Judwaa 215.5-828 Sep
Ok Jaanu5.64.08213 Jan
Kaabil*11.510.43525 Jan
Raees*21.520.42925 Jan
Jolly LLB 214.2513.2610 Feb
Rangoon6.35.0224 Feb
Commando 24.04.2523 Feb
Badrinath Ki
11.612.25710 Mar
Phillauri4.04.02224 Mar
Begum Jaan3.13.94314 Apr
Noor2.21.54121 Apr
Baahubali 233411028 Apr
Sarkar 33.02.0212 May
Meri Pyaari Bindu2.71.75212 May
Half Girlfriend9.210.27619 May
Raabta6.55.6149 Jun
Tubelight2721.15823 Jun
Mom3.12.937 Jul
Guest In London1.71.527 Jul
Jagga Jasoos8.88.57414 Jul
Munna Michael8.26.65321 Jul
Mubarakan7.25.25328 Jul
Jab Harry Met Sejal17.015.2564 Aug
Toilet: EPK13.013.1611 Aug
Bareilly Ki Barfi2.12.4218 Aug
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz2.02.05125 Aug
A Gentleman5.7*4.04*225 Aug
Baadshaho10.4-31 Sep
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan2.2-21 Sep


  • There was a lot of confusion whether it’s a sequel or a franchise continuation or a remake so thanks for clearing that up

  • To be honest, trailer was not funny at all. Varun Dhawan cannot do comedy roles with perfection. He can match the level of Salman because Salman himself is an average actor but he cant match the level of Govinda. So, Judwa 2 will be an under performer at box office. David Dhawan can give hit films only with Govinda.

  • Indicine you are trying too hard to create a positive impression about the movie. The biggest question for me is why would many be interested to see Varun doing the same thing which Salman did many years back? Lack of novelty is the biggest concern for me.

    Personally have nothing against Varun. He is a rising youngster whom I wish best luck but it shows that you are promoting this one going out of the way.

  • I just hope it’s more than ur fbo prediction??
    nice analysis indicine?
    hoping for the best
    totally agree with that kissing part, they should have avoided that it’s funny but still
    anyways fingers crossed

  • I havent seen this much overacting by an actor since “Prem Agan”.. I never thought any one can top Fardeen khan, but this Product of Nepotism varun dhwn proved me wrong !!

    • @Rangli, Bhai kya product of neptotism laga rakha hai, neptotism har Jaga hai,and why to target only Bollywood, your favourite south ke baare mein batoon.bollywood uske saamne bohot chota hai neptotism ke maamle mein,do you know every actor you see in Telugu are from only 3families.cheeranjivi ,ramcharan,alluarjun,pawan kalyan,sai dharam tezz, are all from all family.ntr, senior ntr,ntr junior,balyakrishna, kalyan ram all from one family,mahesh Babu ke father ek superstar the.nagarjuna,akhill,naga chaitanya are 1family.maine toh sirf present actors ke baare mein bataya hai,nahi toh the list is endless,generation wise inke family movie mein kaam kar rahe hain.very few actor are there who have become star in Telugu with out filmybackground forget superstar.here people are fan of their family whole life time.
      You don’t know anything about south so you are dancing in silly national media debate about neptotism in Bollywood which is nothing compared to south, south movies are limited to south so that these issues are not highlighted.
      So be cool brother and don’t talk garbage when you don’t know anything.

      • Bhai i am from jammu ?? i am a sardar.. what do i care about south families.. but south is making good movies whiles bwood is making crap after crap.. Atleast the ratio is 10% down south, in bwood we have just 1% ratio of good movies every year.. and this varun dhwn is a pathetic actor and watching trailer of judwa 2 was atrocious..

  • I have watched The First Judwaa And loved it I think Judwaa 2 will be Also good Want Varun to continue his winning strike And yes Indicine You mentioned It right I loved Tapsee more Than Jacqueline in trailer

  • It was a crap trailer ,only good thing was music but that was also remake of old classic songs
    Tapsee is also a bad choice she is not looking good at all neither this movie has scope of acting ,people on social media just overhyping her Jacqueline is looking HOT far better than taapsee Varun was ok ok.
    Too much kissing scenes ruined it also I will give it a miss. Might take good opening because it’s a commercial movie but won’t do much in long run .I was interested in this movie but after trailer I will give it a miss.
    It will open good but lifetime will be below 100Cr or may be just touch it due to good holiday period.

  • As a fan of Salman, Judwaa and memories, Songs are looking mind blasting.. oonchi hai building can work too big today even if it is new for anyone. Ghoosbums!
    Waiting to explore the most memorable song “Tan tana tan Tara”.
    No one can matchup Salman, home Varun should keep his movie kissingless to allow large number of desi medium/lower class families.
    Yet this is the only film can get the solid attention leads to ticket sales.. Varun conquer Classes and Masses, No Salman but after Salman going to be only actor with such charisma and mass appeal.
    Judwaa 1 will be remembered after Judwaa 2.

  • The trailer of Judwaa 2 was just terrible . Most of the people had huge expectations from J2 before the trailer launch event the die hard Salman fans were very excited to see Varun playing a tribute to Salman . The songs of Judwaa were extremely popular and I don’t have any doubt that the songs in J2 will be massively successful only because of nostalgia . Varun has crossed the limits of overacting in those 3 minutes . No offence but Taapsee and Jacqueline will not add any value to this film because they are only used as glam dolls . The release date is very good with the advantage of Dussehra and Gandhi Jayanti in the first 4 days . Till now Varun has done everything right in his career in terms of Box Office . After watching Do Knot Disturb, Rascals and Main Tera Hero I feel David Dhawan has lost his form and magic because he has made really entertaining movies such as Hero No. 1, Coolie No. 1, Haseena Maan Jaayega, EK Aur Ek Gyarah, Aankhen and Biwi No. 1 .

  • Isnt 16.5 not too small indicine? Tubelight Badshaho , Jhms Tepk buzz are low you said but J2 they should keep the buzz low? Why? Is it not one of the biggest film of the year? Why should the buzz be low making it a + points but other bigger star movies you were complaining and highlighting that the buzz were/is low.
    Serious note ….16.5 is way too small for Varun Dhawan why cant you make it 28 cr opening?
    2ndly who told you only Salman fans are saying its not upto mark? Dont speak for anybody please just say what you knowvis real. 80% of comments against Judwaa 2 were not from Salman fans mostly, almost all the biggies Fans spoke their natural mind out.

    Its high time i think i leave this site…wheres the old days where Trade sites for movies had Merit spoken for Merit not a fixed group of Cults exposing their biasness so openly in broad daylight!!!

    • You’re so confused. They were proved right regarding buzz of tubelight 20 cr opening for salman’s movie is average JHMS 14 cr for SRK is too low and TEPK opened at 12. They never said Judwaa 2 marketing team should keep their movie buzz low they meant to say market it innovatively and not to release full song videos to maintain some mystery regarding how varun performed on old songs. 16.5 cr opening is not out of reach for Varun since BKD opened at 12 in march Dishoom 11cr and abcd 2 14. He’s only young actor to be this consistent with openings

  • buzz 8 ??? ??

    Only 16cr opening in partial holiday for Biggest young star dhawan movie??? sidhrth ranbir ranveer already given 15+ opening while varun going to give 1st 15CR opening with judwa2 by taking Partial holiday and franchise help …!

    Without franchise he gv 5,6,11 opening lol

    • Irony is akshay fan is talking about openings??? BWAHAHA Jolly ‘franchise’ movie opened at 12 cr same as Varun’s own franchise movie BKD with higher life time total than Jolly…. Toilet too opened at 12 (BOI) varun’s lowest is 6.5 and that too of MTH which was his second movie. Sabse consistent hai youngsters may se

  • if david can make a hit movie with ali ,dewayndu,sidarth (chashme badoor) thn with big weekend and High prdction values of nadiadwala judwa2 will easily be a hit .!
    I enjoyed m tera hero and chashme badoor( both were hits)

    he can make a HIT entertaining movie even with rajpal yadav as a lead so Don’t give all credit to ur fvrt VD after it becomes hit .

  • It’s a copt of old judwaa. Nobody can take place of Salman. Only he can do justice to this role. Varun dhavan doesn’t have acting skill of it’s own. It’s a cocktail of Govinda & salman

  • I am die heart Salman Khan fan and I think this is one of the primal reasons that Varun is my favorite star among all youngsters. No offence to more talented actors (Ranbir, Ranveer, Sushant). I agree if there is any replacement for Salman in this remake it can only be Varun and talking about overacting. He is known to play the character that way. Look his films like Dilwale, Main tera Hero, Student of the year. He is exceptionally well in pulling this role and all his movies have been entertaining as of now. I will say this movie will be another success, 100 crore 4 day weekend might not be too far to achieve.

  • Haha haha.

    Now i understand why bollywood is in pathetic situation right now. Salmans judwaa is already a remake of telugu superhit movie hello brother and now they r remaking already remade film with a different hero.

    God only can save bollywood from shitty romcoms and pseudo intellectual films which nobody watches.

  • Not sure if Indicine will approve this one but sharing anyways.

    T-Series recently launched “Socha Hai (Love version) of Baadshaho and it’s a beautiful song. Found it even better than the 1st version of Socha Hai which was itself quite a good song.


    Simply Superb ?

    • Wtf? promos of dialogues have been out and you did not post it?
      Why Indicine why? Whats wrong with you guys such a big movie and refusing to post even 1 single dialogue? Disgusted now officially confirmed why many fans here calls you Ajay hater. This is so bad,we rely on you to give us information and updates but here you are promoting Varun trailer just launched yesterday and ignoring i cant talk any longer its a waste of time to even say all this. Why the buzz is 4? Simply because you think you are the ultimate site if you dont post anything for baadsho you will fool readers herecto believe nothing is happening all well done to youtube t series real box office arena ada hungama koimoi for feeding us with entertaining promos and songs the number of views on socio media says it all.
      Can you imagine it is a fan of a regular visitor thats even feeding us with updates on baadsho. Why wont buzz be 4?

      • @ Sani D: If Indicine is the only movie website one is visiting then one may not probably even know that a movie titled Baadshaho is releasing on Sept 1. They have been that slow in giving updates on Baadshaho. Have to visit bwoodlife, arena etc to get updates on Baadshaho. And here one has to discuss Baadshaho on random/other movie articles. What else can one do since there are no Baadshaho articles here at all?

        Though I don’t agree with Indicine’s buzz rating of 4 for Baadshaho and 8 for Judwaa 2 but even regardless of how low or buzz they consider Baadshaho has, the least I expect from them is to post the songs of the movie when released and an update/star interview once in a while.

        Anyways #HoshyarRehna is out today and it is a nice song. Enjoy !! Lets see if Indicine posts that one or skips it again.

        Waiting eagerly for Baadshao. Hoping the movie and Deadly Devgn rocks big time. Best wishes ?

  • Would like to correct you indicine…While I agree that not everyone goes to a theatre to watch a movie…But when it comes about opinions… Everyone’s opinion matters….If someone close to me gives me his opinion on a movie that it is crap..Then I will drop the idea of watching that movie…So indicine stop behaving like illiterates because every opinion counts.. I think the success is getting over your head… Don’t treat yourself like a “screenrant’ or any other big site…You are doing great…I love the site..But sometimes you irritate to the limit…..So If every opinion doesn’t count for you..then..Your opinion should not count for anyone..Think…And react or else I guess your days will be numbered..

  • Punjabi actors are better than Hindu actors. Varun totally is best. Proud to be Sikh.

  • Wow indicine now openly favoring this nepo kid! How else one wud explain this useless article wid no merit but just opinion of its own team. Congrats team indicine for joining team nepotism.

  • r u mad indicine
    u have predicted only 5.9 cr first day collection of A Gentleman,
    U r decreasing day by day BOC.
    U always against sid

  • Predictions on Baadshao are one that are bothering me…10 is really low number for a massy film..Ajay when he does mass roles can still get above 14 crores opening…Also Emran is adding value

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