Now Netflix's 'Dhamaka' is Kartik Aaryan's highest-rated venture on IMDb
Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan has hit it out of the park with his latest release Dhamaka. The direct-to-OTT launch has been raking in impressive viewership, leaving its mark on fellow Netflix releases. Apart from this, the Ram Madhvani directorial has also become the highest-rated film in the actor's career, as per the IMDb (Internet Movie Database). Here is more on this.
Why does this story matter?
The Hindi-language thriller wasn't another film forced to come out on an OTT platform due to the pandemic. Instead, it was crafted with Netflix in mind. And the logistics have worked pretty well. It was the fifth most-watched non-English film globally on the app last week, as per data from Netflix Top 10. Dhamaka garnered a poor to average critical rating though.
Right now, 'Dhamaka' stands at 7.9/10 on IMDb
Coming to the IMDb rating, at the time of writing, Dhamaka boasts of a fair score of 7.9/10 with 33K votes. Last week, it was standing at 8.1/10, so there is a possibility that the rating might drop further with more viewers voting on the site. And this might challenge the film's standing, as Aaryan's other ventures are not that far behind.
Aaryan's 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama' movies are next in line
Interestingly both Pyaar Ka Punchnama (7.6/10) and Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (7.2/10) are the actor's highest-rated ventures after Dhamaka. Following on their heels is another Luv Ranjan offering, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety with 7.1/10. Luka Chuppi (6.3), Akaash Vani (6.3), Pati Patni Aur Woh (5.7), and Love Aaj Kal (4.7) are further behind. Notably, all the films have significantly lesser votes than Dhamaka.
Despite what reports say, Aaryan has several projects coming up
Aaryan tried out a new concept in Dhamaka and it has reaped results. So we will be watching out for his upcoming ventures. Although the 31-year-old's exit from Karan Johar's Dostana 2 birthed several controversies, Aaryan's kitty is full and brimming. His long-delayed horror-comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will be released in March 2022. Shehzada and Freddy, among others, are in the production stage.