Vivek Agnihotri‘s film ‘The Tashkent Files’ is based on the mysterious death of India’s second Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri. The film which hit the theatres on April 12, has completed its second weekend and has grossed ₹6.26 crores since its release.
The film that started slow, gained momentum over the first weekend and held strong during weekdays. In spite of being a medium budget movie and limited screens and shows numbers, the film seems to do good and holding strong.
Film critic and biz analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of ‘The Tashkent Files’ and wrote, “#TheTashkentFiles is rock-steady… Biz on [second] Mon is almost at par with [second] Fri… [Week 2] Fri 50 lakhs, Sat 75 lakhs, Sun 1.05 cr, Mon 46 lakhs. Total: ₹ 6.26 cr. India biz.”
#TheTashkentFiles is rock-steady… Biz on [second] Mon is almost at par with [second] Fri… [Week 2] Fri 50 lakhs, Sat 75 lakhs, Sun 1.05 cr, Mon 46 lakhs. Total: ₹ 6.26 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 23, 2019
Vivek Agnihotri’s film aims to uncover the truth behind the former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s mysterious death.
The film is produced by Pranay Chokshi, Sharad Patel, Vivek Agnihotri, and Anuya Ritesh Kudecha.
The film also features actors like Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Shweta Basu, Pankaj Tripathi, Vinay Pathak, Mandira Bedi, Pallavi Joshi, Ankur Rathee and Prakash Belawadi in important roles. Recently, director Vivek Agnihotri has said only an “idiot or a guilty person” can call the movie propaganda and that it is about a “citizen’s right to truth”.