Mukkabaaz box office collection: Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz is a hard-hitting and riveting tale of a pugilist who fights casteism, corruption and callousness to make it big in his profession. The movie had started off with a mere Rs 82 lakh on day 1 – quite disappointing for a film that garnered positive reviews from critics. But looks like word of mouth reviews are doing their part and the second day earning has witnessed a jump. The Vineet Kumar Singh starrer has made Rs 1.51 cr on the second day pulling off a total of Rs 2.33 cr by the second day. Trade anlyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, ” Mukkabaaz Fri 82 lakhs, Sat 1.51 cr. Total: ₹ 2.33 cr. India biz.” Be it Vineet Kumar Singh as the pugnacious pugilist, Zoya Hussain as the mute damsel, Jimmy Shergill as the corrupt upper-class baddie or Ravi Kishan as the coach, every character has done justice to their roles making it a treat to watch. So, the lack of crowds at theatres is mighty puzzling, to say the least.
The film once again marks Anurag Kashyap’s unconventional style of storytelling. The film, owing to the positive promotional strategies, has gained momentum on the second day. Though the movie did not get a decent start, it is expected that the film will pull up during the weekends. The association of Anurag Kashyap Aanand L. Rai who belongs to a different stream of filmmaking is another highlight of the film. Vineet Kumar Singh plays the lead role in this Anurag Kashyap film. Earlier he has awed his fans with performances in films like Issaq, Gangs of Wasseypur, Ugly and Bombay Talkies. Even debutant Zoya Hussain has put up an extraordinary show as a mute girl madly in love with ”Uttar Pradesh ka Mike Tyson.” For the first time, a filmmaker was audacious enough to highlight things like cow vigilantism in his film and also talks about the sporting menace in the country.
The film has been given a U/A certificate by the CBFC and Kashyap yesterday praised censor board chief Prasoon Joshi for a “reasonable, rational and empowering experience”. The film is facing competition from Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakaandi and Vikram Bhatt directed 1921.