Political thriller Satyagraha has opened well at the box office collecting approximately Rs 11.21 crore on the day of its release, becoming director Prakash Jha's biggest opener ever.
Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in lead roles, the film has collected a total of Rs 39.12 crore in its opening weekend itself.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to twitter to pen the filmís astounding figures.
"#Satyagraha collected Rs 39.12 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 11.21 cr, Sat 13.08 cr, Sun 14.83 cr. Excellent growth!
Having opened to approximately 2,400-2,500 screens across India, Satyagraha, in spite of having received mixed reviews from critics, is steadily continuing to climb the ladder at the Box Office, owing to positive word of mouth.
Indian Express' critic Shubhra Gupta however rated the movie one and half stars, saying, ďThe film progresses with sequences of the sort we've seen before in Jha's own films. The fact that the actors are also the same (Amitabh Bachchan played a near-similar character in Aarakhshan, while Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpayee are almost like a Jha repertory) adds to the similar feel.Ē
Produced by Prakash Jha in collaboration with UTVís Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwala also stars Manoj Bajpai and Amrita Rao.