Amitabh Bachchan’s latest film jhund, which hit screens on March 4, ended its first week on a decent note, grossing nearly Rs 11 crore nett at the domestic box office. It collected Rs 1.50 crore on its first day, receiving positive reviews from critics. Healthy word of mouth has helped the sports drama post respectable numbers on weekends and weekdays,
jhundhowever, was unable to reach his potential outside of Maharashtra as he faced stiff competition from the biggie of Hollywood. The Batman, which has become the top choice of “millennial” audiences in urban areas due to the popularity of the superhero genre in India. Mammootty’s Bheeshma Parvam gave him a run for his money in Kerala, proving to be the choice of the masses. The fact that director Nagraj Manjule, who made the cult Marathi film sairatis not a household name in Hindi cinema who opposed it.
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jhund may not do as well as expected this week as he faces competition from star Prabhas Radhe Shyam and critically acclaimed The Kashmir Files. The perception is that it will culminate in a lifetime collection of nearly Rs 20 crore.
jhund revolves around what happens when a retired teacher, played by Big B, decides to put together a football team made up of young people from underprivileged sections of society. It has socio-political undertones and a well-executed storyline.
With jhund in the cinema, AB Sr is ready to turn to his upcoming projects. The star will be seen alongside Prabhas and Deepika Padukone in mahanati the latest magnum opus from director Nag Ashwin Project K. He will be seen playing a key role in the superhero saga supported by Karan Johar brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Bachchan has also Runway 34, directed by Ajay Devgn, and Goodbye in his kitty. He was to make his Kollywood debut with Uyardha Manithan but the movie is on hold.