Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar’s biographical drama Saand Ki Aankh hit the screens today. The film chronicles the story of the world’s oldest sharpshooters, Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, played by Taapsee and Bhumi Pednekar. While Chandro has more than 30 national championships to her credit, Prakashi is said to be the world's second oldest shooter. The film hit the theatres alongside Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4 and Rajkummar Rao starrer Made In China.
Talking about the box office predictions of Saand Ki Aankh, trade analyst Girish Johar told Indian Express, ''Saand Ki Aankh has a fantastic pre-release buzz. The early reviews of the film are good. It has gone tax-free in two states and I am assuming more states will follow. It is a motivational film promoting women empowerment, specifically, the girl child. I assume it would be a good word of mouth film and eventually, in the long run, it would be a successful film irrespective of the competition.''
''The pre-Diwali period is not considered good for business. Yet, I believe the film has the potential to earn anywhere between Rs 3 crore and Rs 5 crore,’’ he added.
Talking about the film, Bhumi recently said, "Saand ki Aankh is film about equality of women at its core. Women have faced inequality in our country ever since we can remember. It's taken a bunch of bold and courageous women to break those age old moulds of discrimination, to bring about an evolution of equality in our country. These women started a revolution. And that's exactly what the Tomar sisters did. Unknowingly they were a part of a system that didn't give them any opportunities cause the society just didn't know better, but they didn't want the same for their daughters and grand daughters.’’
Saand Ki Aankh, also featuring Viineet Kumar and Prakash Jha in pivotal roles, is directed by Tushar Hiranandani. A joint production venture between Reliance Entertainment and Chalk and Cheese Films, the film is competing at the box office with Housefull 4 and Made in China.