“Achche din” is back in Bollywood again. 20 months after no show at the box office with just a couple of films [BellBottom, Roohi] by controlling some steps, in the cinemas everything returns to normal life. Diwali release Sooryavanshi did what all the big players aspire to, i.e. 100 Crore Club in no time. This is exactly what happened to the action artist. Sooryavanshi because he won a century, and that too in just 5 days.
On Tuesday he collected Rs. The 11.22 crore is higher and therefore continued its double-digit position. As a result, the total cost of the film is now Rs. 102.81 crores, which is truly impressive. What’s even more encouraging is that the film has some pretty good trends from day one (Diwali) to day five (normal weekday). Come to think of it, star Akshaya Kumara could have done better if not for the 50% cap in Maharashtra, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh (among several other states), as well as night curfews in several other places. However, it stands tall and collects impressively.
For Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty, this is exactly the result that would make them drink champagne. It was they who had to wait the longest for the film to be released since SooryavanshiThe company’s promo was the last one released before the pandemic, and then they had to keep the audience interested for 20 long months. There were other films that were ready, but then the promo was not released, and therefore there was never a risk that the product would be outdated. When Sooryavanshi, this factor of fear had to be overcome.
A well-deserved hit given the huge entertainment factor it comes with, now it needs to be seen where it lands from here. A total of about Rs. Rs 175 crores is in sight, but if he does manage to surpass that number and make a dash towards Rs. 200 Crore Club, it will truly be a cause for joy for all of Bollywood.
Note: all collections are in accordance with the sources of production and distribution.