Mumbai, Jan 27 (IBNS) Hrithik Roshan-Priyanka Chopra starrer Agneepath has broken records of all movies in terms of opening day revenue, according industry reports and claims by the film’s makers.
With a Republic Day release and a heavy weight star cast, this movie has surpassed all expectations.
The movie has crossed the expected numbers not by a satisfactory margin but an over whelming number.
The previous record of Rs. 20.6 crore opening day collections has been broken by an excess of Rs 4.5 crore.
The mega starrer has exploded over the box office with a whopping Rs 25 crores opening day collection.
“The terrific advance booking was an indicator that AGNEEPATH would embark on a humungous start at the ticket window. And the unanimous praise soon after the first screening of the film concluded on Monday night [which was attended by the cast and crew of the film as well as this writer] was another pointer that Karan Johar’s big-ticket film was poised for a super-successful innings at the box-office,” wrote Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Bollywood Hungama.
“Be it the single screens or multiplexes, the occupancy was 95% to 100% almost everywhere,” he said.
This Agneepath by the Dharma Productions is a remake of the 1990 Bollywood film directed by Mukul Anand starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Rohini Hattangadi and Danny Dengzongpa.
Produced by Karan Johar, the remake is directed by Johar’s former assistant Karan Malhotra.
Hrithik Roshan plays the lead role of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan, originally played by Amitabh Bachchan. Sanjay Dutt plays the villain while other members of the cast include Priyanka Chopra, Rishi Kapoor and Zarina Wahab.
The character played by Mithun Chakraborty in the original has been totally done away with.