Shahid scores low at box office

  • Shahid is an upcoming film based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist, Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai.

  • The film is directed by Hansal Mehta.

  • Rajkumar Yadav is playing the lead in the film.

  • The film had its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival's City to City programme in September 2012.

  • Rajkumar Yadav in a still from the movie Shahid.

Despite rave reviews from critics and a good word of mouth, Hansal Mehta's biopic collected mere Rs 2.05 crore over the weekend. 

Shahid made an opening collection of Rs 45 lakhs.

The earnings at the ticket window improved slightly to Rs 75 and 85 lakhs on Saturday and Sunday respectively .

The film, nonetheless, brings actor Raj Kumar Yadav to limelight - once again after Kai Po Che.

(Figures: Taran Adarash)

 

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