Ajay Devgn’s big bang film, Thanhaji, is roaring on box office collection and it has crossed Rs. 60 crore mark.
The Om Raut directorial featuring Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Said Ali Khan in lead roles has stunned everyone with its day 3 collection. The film raked Rs 26.08 crore on Sunday to not just surpass Rs 50 crore in three days but breach the Rs 60 crore-mark. If the movie continues to perform in a similar fashion then it is likely to reach Rs 100 crore club even before Makar Sankranti.
Sharing the numbers, Bollywood Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Tanhaji has a heroic weekend... Footfalls, occupancy, numbers multiply on Day 2 and 3... Sets BO on Day 3... #Maharashtra is exceptional... Other circuits witness big turnaround on Day 2 and 3... Fri 15.10 cr, Sat 20.57 cr, Sun 26.08 cr. Total: ₹ 61.75 cr. #India biz."
In case of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, it is the historical factor coupled with some never seen before visuals, courtesy high-end VFX, that should do the trick. Moreover, with hardly any competition in the coming week, the film should at least emerge as a hit.
The film even picked up in circuits where it was lagging behind including East Punjab, Delhi, UP and West Bengal. Mumbai and Gujarat also witnessed a huge jump in collections for Tanhaji. One of the biggest pull of Tanhaji, apart from its content, is the fact that Ajay Devgn and Kajol are teaming up for a film after a long time. Additionally, Padukone's visit to JNU amid the student protest pushed a section of the society to boycott Chhapaak and opt for Tanhaji instead.
Ajay Devgn took to social media to thank the fans for showering the film with so much love. He said he thanked the people of India with all his heart and urged the youth staying in the country and abroad to tell others about the sacrifice of Tanhaji Malusare. "Tanhaji unites India," said Devgn.
This is also what enticed the audience in a big way and footfall has continued to grow across multiplexes and single screens and that too in A, B and C centers. Since the release size of the film is huge (over 3,800 screens), there is still good ground available for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior to grow further. It is the biggest film running right now and has quite some showcasing available for itself. Moreover, with partial holiday for Lohri on January 13, collections especially in the North should see further stability.
The film is also quite special for Saif Ali Khan as it would be seven years after Race 2 (2013) that he would have a hit to his name. Incidentally, he is playing an antagonist this time. But at the end of the day, a success is what that counts. Moreover, with Jawaani Jaaneman as his next release later this month, 2020 could become a turnaround year for Saif Ali Khan.