Box-Office Report: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Thackeray’ does steady business over weekend
Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s biopic on Shiv Sena founder and supremo late Bal Thackeray released on January 25. The larger than life drama has done decent business at the box office over its first weekend. The fantastic and talented Nawaz by all accounts tried his level best to portray Balasaheb on the silver screen.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his social media handle and shared the news. ‘Thackeray’ has so far done business worth Rs 22.90 crore.
#Thackeray has a healthy weekend… #Marathi version is dominating with superb biz, while #Hindi version is best in #Maharashtra… Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr, Sun 6.90 cr. Total: ₹ 22.90 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 28, 2019
The film deals with many controversial and sensitive topics. Bollywood actress amrita rao has portrayed the character of Bal Thackeray’s wife Meena Tai. Nawaz is a very versatile actor and goes by instincts. The ‘Manto’ actor is currently at the top of his game and is a risk taker.
‘Thackeray’ is also facing stiff competition from Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika’, which released on the same day. Bal Thackeray was a monumental figure in Maharashtra politics and is still being revered by many of his followers.
‘Thackeray’ is being produced by Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut and directed by Abhijit Panse. Looks like, moviegoers have taken well to this biopic and this also comes as no surprise to many of Shiv Sena’s followers.
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