‘Sonchiriya’ Box-Office Report: Sushant Singh Rajput-Bhumi Pednekar starrer has a terribly slow start
After garnering a good amount of buzz, Abhishek Chaubey‘s directorial ‘Sonchiriya’ was released on Friday. Though the Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar starrer received rave reviews from the critics and the audiences on social media, the film crashed at the box-office.
Starring Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey and Ashutosh Rana apart from Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar, the dacoit drama got off to a slow start. The film faced stiff competition from ‘Luka Chuppi’ and witnessed very low occupancy. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, ‘Sonchiriya’ only managed to earn around Rs 1.20 crore on its opening day.
Take a look at the tweet here:
#SonChiriya opens to low numbers, since the screen count [720 screens]/shows are limited and also because it caters to a niche audience… Biz on Day 2 and 3 crucial… Fri ₹ 1.20 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 2, 2019
Following the tension between India and Pakistan, the film was not released in the neighbouring country. Interestingly, before the release, the dacoit drama also landed in legal trouble. A Gwalior based NGO named Shiksha Mitr Foundation slapped a notice to the makers of the film alleging that the small town in Madhya Pradesh has been shown in a bad light.
‘Sonchiriya’ presents the tale set in the era of dacoits. The story of the film is set in the 1970s. It showcases a small town ruled and dominated by dacoits. The film was shot in the valleys of Madhya Pradesh.