New Delhi: Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Brahmastra’ hit theatres on Friday. The Ayan Mukerji directorial has been one of the most anticipated films of the year, boasting of an amazing experience with its grand visuals. ‘Brahmastra’ has managed to have the highest opening on a no-holiday, minting around Rs 35-36 crore at the box office. The film has set a new record in Indian cinema by being the first original film in Hindi to have the highest opening on a non-holiday.
Ranbir Kapoor seems to have set a new benchmark by beating his own record of Sanju, that collected Rs 34.75 crore on its opening day, in the year 2018.
According to BoxOfficeIndia.com, “Brahmastra has had a huge first day as it collects around 35-36 crore nett in all its versions which is the highest opening day in history on a non holiday for original Hindi content. The only film to do more on a non holiday was Bahubali – The Conclusion.”
The report also stated that the film will collect around 32-33 crore nett in Hindi with another 3 crore nett coming in languages. Releasing in five languages, ‘Brahmastra’ has managed to do well in Telugu as well if the numbers are compared with other Hindi films. The film is promoted in the south by ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli. It may collect 9-10 crore nett in South India, which will be a record in itself.
Earlier, Rajamouli’s ‘Bahubali: The Conclusion’ starring Prabhas had the highest opening, collecting Rs 41 crores.
The Ayan Mukerji directorial, that took over five years to complete, had an excellent advance booking owing to a lot of positive buzz around the film.
‘Brahmastra’ that marks Ranbir and Alia’s first on-screen pairing, has been in the news lately for its magnum opus scale VFX. The film has received mixed reviews from critics. ABP Live’s review of the film describes the film as a new benchmark for the fantasy-adventure genre in Indian filmmaking.
The review read: “’Brahmastra’ starring Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Mouni Roy, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Shah Rukh Khan creates and sets a new benchmark for the fantasy-adventure genre in Indian filmmaking. Ayan Mukerji manages to create a wondrous spectacle by mixing genres and influences from the Western( particularly, American) and Indian canon and mythology.
There is so much hard work put into ‘Brahmastra’. Particularly the special effects, the mixing and owing of genre conventions, and through Alia and Ranbir’s performances for which ‘Brahmastra’ deserves its due respect and place in Indian cinematic history.”
Here’s the full review of ‘Brahmastra’.
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