Audiences have given thumbs up to John Abraham starrer Parmanu – The Pokhran Story at the box office. The film seemed to be on a shaky ground prior to the release since there was hardly any promotion going for it. It was mired in controversies prior to the release and that too for strictly business reasons. Due to this, the marketing around the content couldn’t really catch much steam.
Moreover, last couple of solo starrers featuring John Abraham [Force 2, Rocky Handsome] hadn’t really covered the distance due to which one wondered how exactly would this Abhishek Sharma directed film open.
Fortunately for the film though, audiences did give it a chance on Friday due to which the opening numbers exceeded expectations. After that the film saw very good growth on Saturday that set the platform for a stable Sunday. This is exactly what happened as there was further increase in numbers on Saturday, as a result of which 8.32 crore more came in.
The film’s total now stands at 20.78 crore and from here on it would be interesting to see if the 35 crore mark is reached before the end of first week. If that indeed turns out to be the case, Parmanu – The Pokhran Story would have a lot to cheer about since there was once a time when one wasn’t even sure if it would see a release soon.
The countdown has begun and collections from today onwards would decide where does the film end up on a long run.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder