Padmaavat is all set to create history at the Indian box office after crossing Rs. 250 crore in just seventeen days. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Padmaavat started with a monumental collection of Rs 32 crore on its first Friday. Padmaavat’s performance is a reminder that despite widespread protests and even after Supreme Court’s order for maintaining law and order, movie lover turned up at the ticketing counters to watch the movie. Padmaavat, continuing its winning streak, earned a huge Rs 8 crore on third Sundays despite release of Akshay Kumar’s Padman, taking its total collection to Rs 253.80 crore. The film also Shahid Kapoor’s first entry to Rs. 200 crore club. Trade Analyst also tweeted for the same.
continues its GLORIOUS MARCH… Records SUPER numbers on Sat and Sun… [Week 3] Fri 3.50 cr, Sat 6.30 cr, Sun 8 cr. Total: ₹ 253.80 cr.
Biz at a glance…
Week 1: ₹ 166.50 cr
Week 2: ₹ 69.50 cr
Weekend 3: ₹ 17.80 cr
Total: ₹ 253.80 cr
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 12, 2018
Despite widespread protests against the film and no releases in some states, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic period drama Padmaavathas turned out to be an absolute victorious at the box office. The movie in just 4 days has achieved the feet and entered the elite club of Rs. 100 crore. Due to release of Akshay Kumar’s PadMan, Padmaavat screen count reduced more than half. Despite the Movie is doing decent business, it’s expected to collect around Rs. 300 crore. Thanks to Karni Sena, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film grabbed eyeballs much before its release, and the anticipation in the fans was perceptible. And this eagerness translated into big numbers at the box office. The film has been in the eye of a storm at the initial stage when the filmmaker began shooting in Jaipur. Several groups have been protesting against the movie, Padmaavat, alleging that the film distorts history and demeans the honour of Rani Padmini of Rajput.
The film starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, is based on the poem Padmavat, written by a poet named Malik Muhammad Jayasi. It tells the tale of the beautiful Queen Padmini of Chittor, and how she avoided get into the clutches of Alauddin Khilji , the Turkish invader, by committing self-immolation or Jauhar called by locals.