Tanhaji vs Chhapaak box office day 5: Ajay Devgn film heads towards ₹100 cr club, Deepika Padukone’s movie collects ₹23.92 cr
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, starring Ajay Devgn in title role, continues to grow even during the week. The film, which released alongside Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak, has now crossed the ₹100 crore mark.
Confirming the same, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, “Tanhaji - AjayDevgn’s 100th film - hits ₹ 100 cr today [Day 6]... Chasing a big total today.”
Tanhaji showed a growth of around 20% on Tuesday owing to Makar Sankranti partial holiday and collected around ₹15.28 crore. This took the five-day total of the film to ₹90.96 crore. This was higher than the five-day collections of Ajay’s last film, De De Pyaar De which had collected ₹61 crore in its first week.
Sharing the five-day collections of the film, Taran had shared the box office figures of the film on Twitter. He wrote, “Tanhaji is unshakable... Solid trending on weekdays... Day 5 is higher than Day 1 and 4... Eclipses biz of *all* Hindi films... Will cross ₹100 cr today [Wed; 15 Jan]... Fri 15.10 cr, Sat 20.57 cr, Sun 26.26 cr, Mon 13.75 cr, Tue 15.28 cr. Total: ₹90.96 cr. India biz.”
Tanhaji is based on the heroic saga of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s commander Tanhaji Malusare. Saif Ali Khan plays the antagonist Udaybhan Rathod while Kajol plays Ajay’s onscreen wife, Savitribai, in the film. It was made tax free in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Ajay thanked UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and wrote, “Thank you Shri Yogi Adityanathji for making #TanhajiTheUnsungWarrior Tax-Free in Uttar Pradesh. I would also be delighted Sir if you watched our film. @myogiadityanath #TanhajiUnitesIndia.”
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Meanwhile, Chhapaak on Tuesday collected around ₹2.55 crore. The film now stands at a total collection of ₹23.92 crore. Sharing the collections of the film, Taran tweeted, “Chhapaak gets the benefit of partial holiday [Day 5]... Will, again, stay steady today [Wed; 15 Jan] due to MakarSankranti festivities [partial holiday]... Fri 4.77 cr, Sat 6.90 cr, Sun 7.35 cr, Mon 2.35 cr, Tue 2.55 cr. Total: ₹23.92 cr. India biz.”
Deepika plays an acid-attack survivor named Malti in the film which has Vikrant Massey as the male lead. The film was made tax-free in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
Deepika’s visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru University is being considered the reason for the film’s underperformance. However, trade analysts believe otherwise. On being asked if the controversy hampered Chhapaak’s box office run, film trade analyst Girish Johar had told Hindustan Times, “No, I don’t think so. The film performs on the basis of what it is.”
Film exhibitor Akshay Rathi had also said recovering the budget of the film will not be a problem. He said, “They have many other avenues of satellite, music, OTT platforms to recover money from. There won’t be a scenario where Fox Star Studios and Deepika invest in a film where they can lose the money. Fox Star’s own satellite network Star and the OTT network Hotstar are extremely strong in getting terrific revenues. When you have Deepika in the film, you do expect higher numbers but this is not a commercial entertainer, its an issue-based film. These films are not expected to have a massive opening but are expected to have a good run over a period of time.”
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