Bhoomi box office collection: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt starrer Bhoomi marked his return to the big screen after a big layoff due to the stint in jail. Curious fans looking to see how he was affected were expected to line up in droves at cinemas. That, in turn, was supposed to set the BO on fire. However, that failed to happen. Bhoomi has earned just Rs 7.48 crore in its first weekend. More than that even abroad it failed to do well and earned approximately Rs 1.23 cr in the same period. Taran Adarsh, film critic and industry analyst, says the film earned Rs 2.25 crore on the first day of its release and Rs 2.47 crore and Rs 2.76 crore respectively on days 2 and 3 in 1,894 screens across the country. “Fri 2.25 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 2.76 cr. Total: Rs 7.48 cr [1894 screens]. India biz”, Taran Adarsh tweeted.
This may well be the reason behind such a flop show. While considering that Bhoomi is a comeback film of Sanjay Dutt after a gap of almost three years, one would have expected the movie to do really well, considering fan base the actor enjoys in India, but the script has failed the actor’s caliber.
For the movie though, the outlook is bleak. During the weekdays the Sanjay Dutt-starrer movie may slow down further as Judwaa 2 is expected to release soon.
Speaking about Sanjay Dutt in the movie, Bhoomi director Omung Kumar said, “A new Sanjay Dutt that we have never seen before as a performer. He is playing his age and the role is highly performance oriented. I offered an actor a role that he has never done before, something that will be marked as iconic for the next 10 years of his journey as a performer.” He was quoted by Indian Express. Bhoomi was released on September 22.
The movie also stars television actors Sharad Kelkar and Sidhant Gupta. Bhoomi movie is a revenge drama which centres around a father-daughter relationship. While Sanjay plays the father, Aditi Rao Hydari plays the daughter.