There were three significant Bollywood releases today at box office – The Ghazi Attack, Running Shaadi and Irada on 17th February.
The Ghazi Attack (2017)
Based on true story, The Ghazi Attack shows how Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi ventured into Indian waters with the ambition of destroying the INS Vikrant. What stopped them? The heroes aboard the Indian submarine S-21.Starring Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Tapsee Pannu and Atul Kulkarni in key roles, The Ghazi Attack carried out exceptional reviews while Hindi version performed better than expected with Rs 20.30 crore against a budget of Rs 16 crore.
Running Shaadi (2017)
Produced by Shoojit Sircar and directed by Amit Roy, Running Shaadi was a fun ride with Amit Sadh, Taapsee Pannu and Arsh Bajwa taking the lead. Due to the multiple releases on the same day, Running Shaadi got sandwiched, minting around Rs 1 crore against a budget of Rs 8.50 crore
Probably one of the most under-rated films, Irada was an eye-opener on ecological issues of uranium poisoning, reverse boring, fertilizer poisoning due to the green revolution and their immediate adverse impact on the people. Starring talents like Nasseruddin Shah, Divya Dutta, Arshad Warsi and Sharad Kelkar in key roles, Irada had a solid screenplay and admiring performances, especially by Divya Dutta, who even won a National Award for Best Supporting Actress. Irada collected 1.1 crore against a budget of Rs 7.50 crore but won National Award in Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation for the director Aparnaa Singh.