After a long time in the Corona epidemic, it seems to be making a comeback outside the movie theaters. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Gangubai Kathiawadi is doing big business at the box office. This is the second time after Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi, which premiered on Diwali, that the Bollywood box office is packed. The producers are also happy with the success of Gangubai, whose films are set to be released in the coming months. In the meantime, another piece of good news has come out for creators. The 50 percent audience capacity condition has been lifted from theaters in 14 surrounding districts, including its suburbs, Mumbai.
Following the opening of schools, this change, which came under government instructions for cinemas, is a sign of the return of the good old days. Movie theaters will now operate at 100 percent audience capacity. Seeing this change in Mumbai, many conditions may be removed for theaters elsewhere in the coming days. It goes without saying that theaters operating at 100 percent audience capacity will help Gangubai do good business.
Alia Bhatt as Gangubai.
Alia’s Gangubai is going to earn more than 100 million rupees
Gangubai Kathiawadi was released last Friday. The movie has done much better than estimates so far. Large audiences are flocking to theaters to see the film. Gangubai, which has earned Rs 63.53 crore at the domestic box office so far, opened with Rs 10.50 crore on the first day. People were shocked by the film’s opening collection in business circles. Gangubai Kathiawadi also did excellent business over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The film also benefited from the Mahashivratri holiday. It’s like the icing on the cake in a difficult situation for creators.
If we look at Gangubai’s Devise business, the film made a business of Rs 8.19 crore on Monday, Rs 10.01 crore on Tuesday (Mahashivratri) and Rs 6.21 crore on Wednesday. Also on Thursday, the film is likely to earn over Rs 6 crore. Namely, the film will cross the Rs 70 crore mark in the first week. This confirms that Bhansali’s film will very easily reach the first target of Rs 100 crore in the second week.
It should be noted that by removing the condition of having 50 percent audience capacity in movie theaters, Gangubai will not only benefit from the box office, but the profits of released films may also increase. Most of the income from Hindi films comes from the Mumbai circuit itself. Despite the 50% viewer capacity, the contribution from the Mumbai region has shown the highest so far in Sooryavanshi and Gangubai earnings. Gangubai is also doing good business abroad. According to reports from the overseas collection, the film has earned more than 20 million rupees in weekdays. Alia Bhatt plays the lead role of Gangubai in the film. While Ajay Devgan, Jim Sarbh, Seema Pahwa and Vijay Raj also have major roles.
Jhund de Nagraj had a good opportunity before the theatrical release, but also Batman in the fight
Just one day later, that is, on March 4, the biographical sports drama Jhund, directed by Nagraj Manjule, premieres. The theme of the film is very different and inspiring. Amitabh Bachchan plays the title role. The special thing is that the story of the film is about a person who comes from Maharashtra and who is known for connecting the children of the marginalized society living in the slums with football. The true story of Jhund is based on the life of Vijay Borse. Amitabh is in the role of Vijay. Vijay’s work in the city of Nagpur in Maharashtra had attracted the attention of the country.
Amitabh Bachchan in Jhund.
Vijay Borse’s inspiring story will be known to many audiences long before the film. In fact, for the first time on Aamir Khan’s famous Satyamev Jayate show, Vijay Borse’s story came to light on a grand scale. To make the film original, Nagraj shot much of it in Nagpur. It goes without saying that the story of the film, Nagraj’s association with it, will attract audiences, especially in Maharashtra and Mumbai. Anyway, Sairat and Fandry de Nagraj were made on a very modest budget and without any noise, but the Marathi public took it. The film itself came out of Marathi because of its content. The introduction of 100 percent audience capacity will also greatly benefit the Manjule herd from a business point of view.
Jhund is Manjule’s first Hindi film. People’s eyes will be on his business at the box office. At the box office, however, Jhund will have to compete with Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, as well as the Hollywood superhero film The Batman. This American film is based on the DC comic character Batman. Robert Pantison is in the title role.