Babumoshai Bandookbaaz earns Rs 10.12 cr, is Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s first solo hit
A couple of days ago, Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted about the film’s production cost and said it’s been made at a budget of Rs 5 crore including the publicity cost.Updated: Aug 30, 2017 18:53 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Nawazuddin Siddiqui must be a happy man. His film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, which was given an outside chance against Sidharth Malhotra-Jacqueline Fernandez’s A Gentleman, has turned out to be a surprise hit. The film has collected more than Rs 10 crore in first five days of its release. The first weekend of the film saw a business of Rs 7.53 crore, while Monday and Tuesday registered the business of Rs 1.38 cr and Rs 1.21 cr respectively, taking the total tally to Rs 10.12 cr.
A couple of days ago, Nawazuddin tweeted about the film’s production cost and said it’s been made at a budget of Rs 5 cr including the publicity cost.
Ppl r talking abt d budget of #BabumoshaiBandookbaaz, yes it's a 5Cr film including P&A bt fr me it's an art of cinema regardless of budget.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) August 25, 2017
Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a contract killer in the film who, during a plan, finds that there is another assassin on the same job. The film also stars Bidita Bag and Jatin Goswami.
Directed by Kushan Nandy, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz became a topic of discussion when Pahlaj Nihalani-led Censor Board asked for 48 cuts in the film.
Thank You Soo much for making a small budget film HIT #BabumoshaiProfitbaaz— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) August 28, 2017
On release, the film received mixed reviews, but a good word of mouth by the audience helped it in sustaining against a bigger film. Nawazuddin had poured his heart and soul into the film’s publicity, so this box office victory would taste even sweeter to him.
First Published: Aug 30, 2017 18:46 IST