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Padmaavat ‘ continues a steady run on its sixth day

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ which finally hit the screens on January 25, 2018, amid much chaos is doing exceedingly till date. The film starring Deepika Padukone in the role of Rani Padmavati while Shahid Kapoor plays Raja Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh plays antagonist Alauddin Khilji, opened to positive response from critics and audiences alike. The film has already crossed the 100 Crore mark at the box office and now made its way towards Rs. 130 Crore.

As per latest reports, on Tuesday, the film collected of 13.25 crore net which takes its six day total 137.25 crore net. The extended first week will go to 160 crore nett apprx with the seven day figures being around 145 crore nett which is the 10th highest collection of all time. This Deepika Padukone starrer will be the fifth highest first week behind films like ‘Baahubali – The Conclusion’, ‘Sultan’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and ‘Dangal’ but better than films like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘PK’ and ‘Dhoom 3’. Despite the drop in ticket rates, the drop in box office collections of ‘Padmaavat’ on Monday is just 20-25% from Friday which shows great trend. Going by the current reports, the film is expected to make a business of Rs 160 crore in its first week.

Not, only in India the film is also doing internationally well. Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the latest figures.

The film is made on a stupendously huge budget of Rs 180 crore including promotions and marketing, with the makers having spent an additional Rs 20 crore for the conversion of the film into 3D and IMAX 3D format. The magnum opus which is based on the 16th-century poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s ‘Padmavat’ also stars Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, Raza Murad and Anupriya Goenka in prominent roles. Actor Ranveer Singh who has received rave reviews for his exceptional and top notch performance in a statement said, “It is extremely rare and overwhelming to get this kind of love from the audience. I’m grateful and touched that everyone has been so appreciative of performance.”

 

‘Padmaavat’ which is based on a Sufi poem of the same name written in 1540 by poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi is the story of honour, valour and obsession set in 1303 AD. The epic historical drama has already turned out to be one of the biggest openers of director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and actors Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. In the international markets, the film has taken an even bigger opening than ‘Baahubali 2’ and ‘Dangal’ doing favourably well in North America (USA and Canada) where it has become the highest grossing Hindi film in a single day on its third day of release.

The upcoming week does not see the release of any new big Bollywood film and so it’s safe to say that ‘Padmaavat’ will continue to dominate the box office.  While the film is all set to cross the Rs 200 crore mark, the lifetime business of ‘Padmaavat’ remains to be seen.

 

 

Britto Anita

Film Journalist and a Bollywood Writer for six years. Love everything about my job. Passionate traveller, enthusiastic dancer.

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