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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

Satyagraha opens well at the box office

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 31, 2013
First Published: 11:55 IST(31/8/2013) | Last Updated: 12:05 IST(31/8/2013)

Prakash Jha's political thriller starring Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpai, Amrita Rao has collected approx Rs. 11 cr on its first day. The collections are showing upward trend thanks to the positive word of mouth, according to trade website Koimoi.com.

"The film had an above average occupancy on its opening day at the Domestic Box Office. The film’s screen count was approx 2400-2500 and made a business of around 11 crores on 1st Friday i.e. Day 1 at the India Box Office," reported the trade website.

The film's opening day collection is apparently the highest for a Prakash Jha film. "Satyagraha grew steadfastly and robustly in evening/night shows. Collects Rs. 11.21 cr on Friday. Prakash Jha's biggest opener thus far," wrote Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter.

The movie picked up towards the evening.

"Satyagraha’s box office performance remained stable in the morning and afternoon shows. However, it showed massive pickup in the evening and night shows resulting a good Day 1 collections.  The movie will surely pick up today and tomorrow, as the word of mouth publicity is strong and growing stronger!" Said Koimoi.


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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