The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed period drama performed better than expected at the box office on day one. Most analysts in trading circles had estimated a trade of Rs 5-7 crore on the first day. Although the compilation of the film that has come out is much more than this. The drama starring Alia Bhatt has done business for Rs 10.50 crore on the first day despite its non-holiday premiere. Gangubai Kathiawadi has become the third biggest Bollywood movie released in theaters during the pandemic, which has the highest opening. Akshay Kumar’s Suryavanshi and Ranveer Singh’s 83 are in first and second place.
Akshay-Ranveer’s films were holiday releases. Suryavanshi was launched on Diwali and did business for Rs 26.29 crore on the first day. While in the Christmas week, 83 did business for Rs 12.64 crore on the first day. From this point of view, Gangubai Kathiawadi’s earnings are remarkable, despite the 50 per cent spectator capacity obligation in Maharashtra. The opening day box office clearly indicates that Alia’s film will do more business over the weekend. While Gangubai Kathiawadi has a clash with two southern films Valimai and Bhimla Nayak at the box office. Both movies have also been dubbed and released in Hindi in hopes of having a hit like Pushpa.
Where are the two southern movies that competed with Gangubai at the box office?
Ajith’s police drama Valimai premiered a day before Gangubai. The film has made a business of Rs 25 crore on the first day at the Tamil box office and in the case of the highest earning on the first day, the film has definitely made a record there. Valimai has become the highest opening film of all time at the Tamil box office. The collection of the Hindi version of Valimai did not come out, but the film has done a decent business at the Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu box offices. The overseas collection of the film is doing very well.
Pawan Kalyan’s movie has also done a great deal at the Indian box office on the first day. Bhimla Nayak earned more than Rs 31 crore on the first day, of which about Rs 24.50 crore comes from the Telugu box office alone. Pawan Kalyan’s film has also earned a bumper abroad. The collection of different languages is unclear but according to Pinkvilla report, the film has earned around 85 lakhs from North India. It can be believed that this gain is from the Hindi version.
What are the four big signs of Gangubai and the box office after the third wave?
#1. The first indication is that after the third wave, the situation looks in favor of the Indian film industry. Earnings from three recently released movies are a clear indication that the audience is turning out to see the movies. It is a matter of happiness for the creators who are waiting for the theatrical release. For the Holi weekend, the theaters will be in full swing.
#two. The compilation of two films from the current South in Gangubai Kathiawadi and Muqaat makes it clear that Alia’s film is not going to suffer. The buzz of both films from the South, at least in the Hindi region, is not as visible as that of Allu Arjun’s Pushpa The Rise.
#3. Through Gangubai Kathiawadi, Alia has made it clear that Indian actresses, including themselves, are capable of carrying their films on their shoulders. Alia Bhatt plays the lead role in Gangubai. Despite its release in conditions like Covid, Alia’s film earned more than the previous Raazi film. Both of Alia’s films are made on female-oriented themes. Raazi did a 7.53 crore trade on the first day. Gangubai’s profit is Rs 10.50 crore.
#4. Excited for Allu Arjun’s Pushpa, all the creators in the South must have been disappointed. Many producers had made preparations to release the original Dekha Dekhi South films by dubbing them into Hindi. Dozens of Pan India movies are in the queue. But the Valimai and Bhimala Nayak collections in the Hindi region may disappoint you. That is, it is clear that the creators of Sur will have to prepare more now. At this time we will have to follow the pulse of the Hindi audience.