Sarbjit’s first weekend box office collection totals 13.96 crores
Omung Kumar’s biopic Sarbjit which released this Friday has received good response on the box office. The film has been getting a lot of appreciation from audiences and industry. The word of mouth is a catalyst in the gradual growth the film has got over the weekend.
With a production cost of Rs 22 crores including P&A. With the first day collection being Rs 3.69 crores , the film saw an upward trend on second day earning Rs. 4.56 crores, and the third and final day of the weekend raised it further with the collections going up to Rs. 5.71 crores counting the total collections to Rs. 13.96 crores.
The film has been receiving exceptionally positive reviews from critics and audiences. The word of mouth reviews are creating a strong impact thereby making this film as one of those slow and steady winners at the box office world.
The Bollywood has given great reviews too, below are some comments shared on social media:
Amitabh Bachchan @SrBachchan, actor :
‘Sarabjit’ a moving dynamic tale of reality .. intense and performed with great finesse and credibility .. Many congratulations .. at the premiere with the entire family .. !!!
Taran Adarsh, film critic:
“Watched #Sarbjit. A film that leaves you with myriad feelings… Shocked, stunned, saddened at the ordeal Sarbjit and his family underwent…Omung Kumar chooses a tough subject and narrates it most compellingly. Captures pain, pathos, emotions meticulously…#Sarbjit grabs your attention from start and never loses track. Intense episodes, emotional undercurrent, simmering rage are a big plus… Aishwarya delivers a true to life, forceful performance, lending her character strength and dignity. Takes giant strides as an actor… Randeep Hooda portrays the emotions – affection, sorrow, angst, frustration, helplessness – remarkably. A towering act indeed… Richa Chadha is top notch. Darshan Kumar is pitch perfect. #Sarbjit shakes you up as it reaches the finale. Relevant, engaging and volatile!”
Rajkumar Hirani, Director:
“Saw #Sarbjit. Hard hitting and heart wrenching. Who said life is fair? Well done @OmungKumar #AishwaryaRai @RandeepHooda @RichaChadha_”
Imitaz Ali, Director:
“Heartening to c a fearless attempt into a realistic character by perhaps d most glamorous leading lady in the Bombay film industry! Ash impresses with an earnest performance in an earnest movie!”
Shekhar G, Journlist:
“Unforgettable & haunting @RandeepHooda in dark cell & @RichaChadha_ silently putting away dead husband’s belongings. Fine cinema #Sarabjit. Reviews unkind to #Sarabjit Fine biopic. Not fictionally hyper-patriotic like Airlift. Leaves a deep impression. Bravely anchored, Aishwarya”
SrideviBKapoor, actress :
“loved #Sarbjit and is all praise about it. Watch Sarbjit in cinemas near you today”
Tusshar @TusshKapoor, actor :
“A very imp film, a must watch for every Indian!! Sarabjit shakes u & hits u hard! Stellar performances from all! Congrats Team Sarabjit!”
Directed by Omung Kumar and Produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Bhushan Kumar, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Sandeep Singh, Omung Kumar Jackky Bhagnani and Krishan Kumar, the film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumar in lead.