Despite a huge controversy, Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroop has managed to collect Rs 7.56 cr in its opening weekend. The controversy surrounding the film didn't seem to help the film initially. For, the Hindi version of the film opened to dull houses in the morning shows, although the occupancy was better than the remaining releases.
The break up goes like this: Fri 1.89 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 3.2 cr, tweeted Taran Adarsh, trade analyst.
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Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroop collects Rs 1.89 crore on first day
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan said Saturday he is pleased with the response to the Hindi version of his controversial film Vishwaroop in north India. The Hindi version released in over 1,000 screens Friday. "I am extremely happy with the response my film has received in north India," Kamal Haasan said upon his return to Chennai Saturday.
Meanwhile, the film has earned Rs 1.89 crore on the opening day. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Vishwaroop [Hindi version] Friday Rs 1.89 cr ... Picked up in the evening and night shows."
Kamal Haasan was in Mumbai since Jan 31 promoting 'Vishwaroop'. The Tamil and Telugu version, 'Vishwaroopam', still remains banned in Tamil Nadu following protests from Muslim groups over certain scenes in the movie, which seem derogatory to their community. The versatile actor will meet leaders of Muslim groups later here Saturday in a bid to lift the ban on his film.
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Kamal Haasan says film ban is an insult to him, country
Kamal Haasan’s film Vishwaroopam (Vishwaroop in Hindi), which has kicked up controversy across the country, is set to hit screens across Maharashtra on Friday, with police promising protection at theatres.
Haasan, who was in Mumbai on Thursday, said he was sure the film will be accepted without any trouble. “The entire episode has been insulting not only to me but even the nation,” said Haasan.
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Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt feels actor-director Kamal Haasan is a victim of state terrorism. "He is a victim of state terrorism. Are we living in a state where there is no law and order? This is a question, which not only a filmmaker should be asking, but the people of India must be asking," he added. Bhatt calls Kamal a pride of the country.
"Kamal is a national asset. He has made a film by putting his everything at stake. He showed that film to the censor board members and after taking a legitimate censor certificate the film goes to the cinema halls. And after spending so much on the PR, and then state stops it," Bhatt said. "In a country where you have the right for freedom of expression, there having a censor certificate and even high court, if he had to beg here and there, then what is the point," he added.
(With additional inputs)