Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files went from strength to strength while Prabhas starrer Radhe Shyam disappointed on first Monday at the box office.
After giving us a solid and hard-hitting The Tashkent Files, Vivek Agnihotri is back with yet another riveting truth on Kashmir with The Kashmir Files had already won the hearts audience to watch it on the first day itself. Surprisingly, the blunt film had a limited screens to be released for the reason best known but the good news is that The Kashmir Files opened decently in the morning shows but thanks to the mind blowing (as per Book My Show), collected a solid Rs 3.55 crore. This is a very good news for Vivek Agnihotri whose last film The Tashkent Files opened with Rs 40 lakhs but went onto collect Rs 20 crore worldwide with a budget of just Rs 8 crore.
There was a humongous growth on Saturday with Rs 8.50 crore. However, it was Sunday which broke all the box office records with a stellar Rs 15.10 crore. As per early trade, the political drama was even better on Monday with an eye-popping Rs 15.75-16.50 crore, bringing a sensational 4 days to Rs 42.65-43 crore and crossing the life time collection of The Tashkent Files. The Kashmir Files has been made on an overall budget of Rs 14 crore which was crossed in the first weekend itself.
1st Day Box Office – The Kashmir Files Opens On A Grand Note, Radhe Shyam Is Average In Hindi Language
This film is directed and produced by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri in association with Abhishek Agarwal Arts, and Zee Studio. It tells the true story Kashmiri Pandits who were forced to leave their own land in Kashmir in 1990.
The Kashmir Files stars Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Puneet Issar, Darshan Kumar, Prakash Belawadi, Mrinal Kulkarni, and Chinmay Mandlekar in key roles.
Prabhas next big film, Radhe Shyam, which is directed by Radha Krishna Kumar, unfortunately failed to take off in Hindi language with just Rs 4.80 crore. There was hardly any growth on Saturday with Rs 4.65 crore while Sunday was limited to Rs 5 crore. As per early trade, the collections dropped heavily due to poor reviews and The Kashmir Files wave with Rs 2-3 crore, bringing the total to a disappointing Rs 16-17 crore.
The budget of Radhe Shyam is Rs 300 Crores while the Hindi Version has a cost of 50 Crores. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Radhe Shyam is a period love story of a fortune teller who falls for a princess at the backdrop of Italy.