John Abraham and Diana Penty starrer Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran has gotten off to a good start in its opening weekend. The Abhishek Sharma directorial has already raked in Rs 12.46 crores on its second day.
“Solid word of mouth catches up… SUPERB 58.51% growth for #Parmanu on Day 2… Biz is likely to be affected today [evening onwards] due to IPL finals… A strong hold on Mon could make up for revenue loss… Fri 4.82 cr, Sat 7.64 cr. Total: ₹ 12.46 cr [1935 screens]. India biz,” said Trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
“Nothing could make me happier today than the validation of our efforts to celebrate our unsung heroes by our audience across India! I have been getting so many calls from our distributors and exhibitors and I’m thankful to each one of them for their unstinted support and for standing by and loving this labour of love. I am humbled and grateful to each one of them.”John Abraham
According to Taran Adarsh, the film is performing well due to positive word of mouth.
Parmanu-The Story of Pokhran stars John, Diana Penty and Boman Irani in pivotal roles. The film is produced by JA Entertainment along with Zee Studios and Kyta Productions.
Madhuri Dixit’s Marathi debut film, Bucket List is also performing well at the box office. The film has minted Rs 2.26 crore.
In an interview with IANS, Madhuri spoke about this “regional space” for Bollywood actors.
“Marathi films (earlier) did not have the appeal we have today. It is more evolved and more appealing to the young generation. Technically, its production values are no less than a Hindi film. Now thanks to the subtitles, more people have access to Marathi films, and you never know how Marathi films will be more appreciated by people in future.”
(With inputs from IANS)