Ajay Devgan starrer ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ grossed nearly 4 times as much as Deepika’s ‘Chhapak’ on its release day (Friday). According to Box Office India report, ‘Chhapak’ started off slow with Rs 4.75 crore, while on the first day ‘Tanhaji’ earned a cool Rs 16 crore. ‘Tanhaji’ is the 100th film of Ajay Devgan’s career and since the release of the trailer, the audience had a positive attitude towards it.
The opinion of trade analyst
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh’s tweet, ‘Tanhaji‘ collected a collection of Rs 15.10 crore on the first day. He wrote in his tweet that after the afternoon, the collection saw a rapid increase. Due to positive mouth publicity, there can be a big jump in earnings on the second and third days.
Adarsh’s tweet says that Chhapak earned Rs 4.77 crore on the first day. Adarsh has written that for the respectable weekend collection, it is very important for the second and third-day earnings to rise.
Both films got so many screens
‘Tanhaji’ was released on a total of 4540 screens, including 3880 screens from India and 660 screens from overseas. The film has been released in 2D and 3D formats in Hindi and Marathi languages. At the same time, ‘Chhapak’ was released on a total of 2160 screens, including India’s 1700 and Overseas 460.
‘Chhapak’ earnings not live up to expectations
According to the Box Office India report, the film earned a good amount in the morning shows and trade experts were assuming that the evening collections could bounce. But this did not happen. This is the reason that the collection which should have reached around 6 crores, was reduced to 4.75 crores.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film is inspired by the life of Delhi-based acid attack survivor Lakshmi Agarwal. It was getting a great response after the trailer release. A good start to the film was also expected. But on Tuesday (January 7), when Deepika suddenly stood up with students and leftist leaders protesting in JNU, since then many organizations including BJP and Vishwa Hindu Parishad have been continuously opposing her. Campaigns are being launched against ‘Chhapak’ and actresses on social media. Also, people are being appealed to see ‘Tanhaji’ instead of ‘Chhapak’.