Indian bilingual biographical film ‘Thackeray‘ written and directed by Abhijit Panse completed two days in the theatres. And as much as Nawazuddin Siddiqui is being appreciated for this film, the film’s earning, however, is not as much as trade pundits expected.
The film released in Marathi and Hindi is also being praised for how honestly the director has revived the most influential political leader of Maharashtra Bal Thackeray on the big screen. But accordingly, the film’s earning is not appreciable.
The Marathi version of the movie is earning much better than its Hindi version. According to the Box Office India reports, it might turn out to be one of the biggest Marathi films outside their historic blockbuster Sairat.
The film did a business of ₹3.32 crores across the nation in all format on Friday. Hindi version of the film earned ₹2.75 crores net on its first day. The second day witnessed growth but not what is required. It managed to collect ₹4.50 crores net on its second day.
The total collection of the Hindi version of the film has reached up to ₹7.25 crores approximately.
According to the trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film’s Marathi version has earned around ₹16 crores in two days.
#Thackeray biz jumps on Day 2… Gets the benefit of #RepublicDay holiday… While #Maharashtra continues to lead, the remaining circuits show an upward trend on Day 2… #Marathi version is excellent… Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr. Total: ₹ 16 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2019
The film explores the journey of Bal Keshav Thackeray from a cartoonist in The Free Press journal to the most powerful political leader in Maharashtra. It gives us a glimpse of his personal, professional and political life.
Like his every other role, Nawazuddin has pulled off his character of Bal Thackeray with equal perfection.
Amrita Rao as Meenatai Thackeray did not have much impact on the audience while other characters perfectly supported Siddiqui.