Box-Office Report: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Thackeray’ is off to an average start
It is the season of biopics in Bollywood, isn’t it? Now, we had ‘Thackeray’, which is based on the life and times of Shiv Sena supremo and founder late Bal Thackeray getting released. The film received mixed reviews from the critics and it is off to a slow start at the box office on Day 1.
According to a report in Box Office India, ‘Thackeray’ grossed around Rs 2.75-3 crore on Day 1. The film has Nawazuddin Siddiqui playing the larger than life character of Balasaheb Thackeray and the consensus is that he has done a decent job. ‘Thackeray’ is being produced by Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut.
This is what Bollywood Bubble’s film critic Sameer Jha had to say about the film, ‘’Thackeray’ is an example for young filmmakers to understand how exactly does one get the tone right. Despite Nawazuddin not mimicking Balasaheb, he manages to exude an intimidating presence that cuts right through the screen. Other than Nawaz’s body language and his exquisite dialogue delivery skills, we must also applaud the film’s background score and its cinematography.”
On the other hand, Kangana Ranaut‘s ‘Manikarnika’ has done business worth Rs 8.75 crore on Day 1.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has tried his level best to match the charisma and persona of late Bal Thackeray on screen. The film deals with many controversial and sensitive topics. amrita rao has portrayed the character of Thackeray’s wife Meena Tai.
‘Thackeray’ is also facing stiff competition from Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika’, which released on the same day. The Republic Day Holiday and weekend would come in handy for this film to increase its business in the upcoming days.
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