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BO update: Prakash Jha's Satyagraha crosses Rs 50 crore mark

  • IANS, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Sep 06, 2013 04:40 IST
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    Bollywood director Prakash Jha with actors Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Amrita Rao during press conference of the film Satyagraha in New Delhi ...

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    Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai share a light moment. (AP)

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    Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai chat during a promotional event for their upcoming movie Satyagraha. (AP)

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    Bollywood director Prakash Jha and actors, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai and Ajay Devgn, pose for photographers. (AP)

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    Kareena Kapoor arrives for the event. (AP)

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    Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor sits during a promotional event for her upcoming movie Satyagraha. (AP)

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    7 Bollywood actors Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal during press conference for the film Satyagraha in New Delhi. (PTI)

Prakash Jha's Satyagraha has collected Rs 50 crore at the box office in the first six days of its release. The filmmaker says he is "delighted" and "humbled" with the response to his film.

"Satyagraha is a film for the people and of the people of the country. The audiences have given us their acceptance and love. I'm happy that for a film like Satyagraha, we are reaching these milestones and the film is growing from strength to strength," Jha told IANS.

Satyagraha released on Aug 30. It garnered around Rs. 51.92 crore till Wednesday night.

The political thriller features actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao and Manoj Bajpayee.

ABOUT SATYAGRAHA
A group of unusual patriots turns revolutionaries when they decide to take on the system (government). Taking things into their hands, they lead an uprising that slowly gains momentum. READ PREVIEW

CRITICS' TAKE

Anupama Chopra's review: Satyagraha
The film tries to say so much that it ends up saying very little. Which is a shame because Satyagraha has flashes of power — in a nicely done scene, an enraged Daduji slaps the corrupt collector. Jha pushes our patriotic buttons with a remix of Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram. He also gives us a peek into the politics of Satyagraha and how even the good guys take wrong calls. READ REVIEW

Critics' review: watch Satyagraha for performances
Although the director claimed that his movie is not based on the Anna Hazare movement, most reports suggested otherwise. With a topic like that, Prakash Jha helming the project and actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Manoj Bajpai - the expectations were sky-high. Prakash Jha, however, could not live up to the expectations, at least for most critics.  FULL REPORT

 

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