‘Neerja’ box office collections are out to prove that a movie can be acclaimed critically and still manage to make money too, especially if the lead actor puts in a special effort, something that Sonam Kapoor has done in the movie and is backed by an equally creditable cast. The film based on the tragic life of Neerja Bhanot who died defying terrorists has earned 25.71 crore by day 4th.
As expected Neerja box office collections on Monday, the start of the working week, earned just Rs 3.70 crore, but by then it had already made its point that excellent content when backed by great marketing can create waves at the B.O. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news by tweeting, “#Neerja Fri 4.70 cr, Sat 7.60 cr, Sun 9.71 cr, Mon 3.70 cr. Total: ? 25.71 cr. India biz. EXCELLENT!”
Based on Neerja Bhanot, the movie also stars actors like Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravjiani and others in small but pivotal roles. Having released in 700 screens in India and made with a budget of Rs 21 crore, the film opened to 40 percent occupancy in the morning shows.
Ram Madhvani’s film is a great biopic with barely any flaws, and for the first time critics across the spectrum have showered praise on the movie. The movie was released on February 19.