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.
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
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