One of the most anticipated movies of 2015, Manjhi – The Mountain Man, produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, NFDC, Maya Movies and directed by Ketan Mehta, released successfully on August 21 and the reactions from both the box-office and the critics have been stupendous so far.
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, NFDC and Maya Movies’ Manjhi – The Mountain Man grossed a net box office collection of Rs 10.17crores in 7 days. The film started with garnering Rs 1.40crores on Friday, Rs 2.25crores on Saturday, Rs 2.70crores on Sunday, Rs 1.10crores on Monday, Rs1.02crores on Tuesday, 85lakhs on Wednesday & 85lakhs on Thursday. It’s considered a remarkable figure for a film in the biopic genre.
Ketan Mehta film has remained the first choice of most viewers thanks to the hype around it and extensive promotion by the talented actors – Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte along with Ketan Mehta. Also, several Bollywood stalwarts like Salman Khan and Shatrughan Sinha among others praised the movie and appreciated the actor’s performances. If trade pundits are to be believed, the second week may hopefully get an impressive number at the box office.