Ajay Devgn And Saif Ali Khanâ€™s Film Is Unstoppable. (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Ajay Devgn’s latest release, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is unstoppable at the box-office. The film collected Rs 10.06 crore on Friday, taking the total collection to Rs 128.97 crore. It crossed Rs 100-crore mark on its sixth day (Wednesday). Till Thursday, the film had earned Rs 118.91 crore.
Sharing the box-office figures, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, ''#Tanhaji emerges a big favourite of moviegoers... Maintains a strong grip on [second] Fri... Strong chance of hitting Rs 200 cr, if it maintains the rhythm... #Maharashtra record run continues... Big growth on the cards... [Week 2] Fri 10.06 cr. Total: Rs 128.97 cr. #India biz.''
#Tanhaji emerges a big favourite of moviegoers... Maintains a strong grip on [second] Fri... Strong chance of hitting â‚¹ 200 cr, if it maintains the rhythm... #Maharashtra record run continues... Big growth on the cards... [Week 2] Fri 10.06 cr. Total: â‚¹ 128.97 cr. #India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 18, 2020
While a lot of controversy surrounded the film before the release of the film, it is being applauded for its CGI and storytelling.
This is Ajay Devgn's fifth consecutive film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark after De De Pyaar De (2019), Total Dhamaal (2019), Raid (2018) and Golmaal Again (2017). Tanhaji is also the first Rs 100 crore film for Saif Ali Khan after his 2013 film Race 2. Saif plays the role of the antagonist Uday Bhan, while Kajol is seen as Savitribai Mausare, wife of the great warrior Tanaji Malusare.
Set in the 17th centuary, the biographical film is based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, a military leader in the army of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Talking about the film, Ajay had earlier said, ''You have to be careful and honest to history. After from being careful, we followed the history. If someone asks us questions we can show that it is a part of history.'' "When you play the part of Tanhaji, who has been a such a big warrior hero, the responsibility is more. It is important you do not portray such characters wrongly," he added.
Ajay and Kajol shared the screen space after a gap of nine years. Their last film was Toonpur Ka Super Hero. Saif and Ajay were seen together in the Om Raut directorial after 12 years. They last collaborated in National Award-winning Omkara, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
The film is being directed by Om Raut and produced jointly by T-Series and Ajay Devgn. It hit the screens on 10 January, 2020.