One of the most anticipated movies of 2015, Manjhi – The Mountain Man, produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, NFDC, Maya Movies and directed by Ketan Mehta, released successfully on August 21 and the reactions from both the box-office and the critics have been stupendous so far.
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, NFDC and Maya Movies’ Manjhi – The Mountain Man grossed a net box office collection of Rs 9.32 crores in six days. The film started with garnering Rs 1.40 crores on Friday, Rs 2.25 crores on Saturday, Rs 2.70 crores on Sunday, Rs 1.10 croreson Monday, Rs 1.02 crores on Tuesday and 85 lakhs on Wednesday. It’s considered a remarkable figure for a film in the biopic genre.
The Ketan Mehta film has remained the first choice of most viewers thanks to the hype around it and extensive promotion by the talented actors – Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte along with Ketan Mehta. Also, several Bollywood stalwarts like Salman Khan and Shatrughan Sinha among others praised the movie and appreciated the actors performances. If trade pundits are to be believed, the second week may hopefully get an impressive number at the box office.