Marathi Films are transcending boundaries with fresh and engrossing subjects. Ventilator, as touted by film Trader, is doing great business at the box office. On the first day of it’s release, that is Friday, it collected a huge amount of 73.23 Lakhs in all from theatres across the state of Maharashtra.
Mumbai and Pune witnessed crowds at the theatres. Interestingly in Mumbai the audience at the theatres included non Marathi speakers as well. There were members from the film fraternity who went to see the film. The occupancy rate on first day was around 60-65% in theatres.
Though the posters are sans Priyanka Chopra’s presence, the film promotions were synonymous to her name. The song, “ Baba” sung by the actress got very popular on the internet. There was tremendous appreciation by the critics of Marathi movies. Also, there was very positive word of mouth from the audience. On Saturday, the turnout was even better than the opening day. The total collection on Saturday was around 1 Crore. The same continued on Sunday with the collection ending up at 1.27 crore. The week ahead looks good for the movie. It remains to be seen whether Ventilator will actually leave behind other highest grossing films of the past.
The total collection of Ventillator till now is 2.78 crores.
Pipsi and Pushpak Viman first weekend box office collection
Like the B Town, it was the busy Friday as well for the M Town for having two movies releasing this passed Friday. The Marathi Cinema had two movies releasing this Friday and thus attracted the audience to some extent. The films releasing this Friday in M Town included Pipsi and Pushpak Viman, let’s talk about the two one by one starting with the former one first. Pipsi is directed by Rohan Deshpande, while it has an interesting star cast having child artists in it. Well, let’s see the way the film has performed over the box office. It was a lazy Friday for the film on the first day with occupancy reports not reaching more than 25 to 30 percent.
The collection Day 1 for the film (Pepsi) was not more than 65 lakhs, while similar was the collection on Saturday while the Sunday the collection reached to around 1.10 crore, which was again a decent figure for the M Town film. As per reports, the first weekend box office collection reached to 2.40 crore. While the weekdays would have again have similar collection on an average of 50 lakhs in the state. Let’s see how things would move the two. Now, looking at the other film released in M Town called Pushpak Viman. The film had similar story to narrate when it comes to the ratings and the box office performance.
As per reports, the 1st day (Friday) collection was around 60 lakhs, while on Saturday the collection did see some amount of escalation reaching to 75 lakhs, while on Sunday, the collection reached to around 1.05 crore. So, the 1st weekend box office collection for Pushpak Viman reached to around 2.4 core, while the collection would remain the same in the coming days as well. Let’s see how things would move on the M Town, but there is no hope that the films would embark upon with big numbers over the box office for obvious reasons as the audience have several options to consider. Stay tuned to know more about this film and others only with us.
Source : JustMarathi.com
Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar collaborate for Bucket List
Karan Johar along with AA Films have come on board as presenters for the actress’s debut Marathi film, it also marks the famed production house’s grand entry in the Marathi Film Industry
After presenting the Hindi version of SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster Baahubali films, Karan Johar and AA Films have now collaborated to present the supremely talented Madhuri Dixit’s debut Marathi film, Bucket List that is slated to release on 25th May, 2018. The collaboration marks Dharma Productions’ grand entry in the Marathi Film Industry.
Directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar and produced by Jamashp Bapuna and Amit Parikh of Dark Horse Cinemas Pvt. Ltd., Arun Rangachari and Vivek Rangachari of DAR Motion Pictures., and Aarti Subhedar and Ashok Subhedar of Blue Mustang Creations Pvt. Ltd., Bucket List is a story of every woman who has unfulfilled dreams in life and will get inspired after watching this heart-warming film. It is a slice of life story taking you through journey of self discovery.
Excited about this interesting collaboration, Karan Johar says, “I’ve been a staunch believer in regional cinema and since Baahubali, I am confident that good cinema with a great platform breaks the barrier of language. Moreover, the opportunity to launch the superstar actor Madhuri Dixit in her mother language is going to be my absolute pleasure. Together with the team of Bucket List and AA films, we hope that this heart-warming film gets all the love it deserves.”
Madhuri, who will soon start shooting for Karan’s next production directed by Abhishek Varman, is elated about the filmmaker backing her debut Marathi film. “I was longing to work in a Marathi Film and with Bucket List my wish is getting fulfilled. Marathi Films are content driven and is arousing interest world over. There couldn’t be a better birthday month gift for me than Karan presenting my debut Marathi film this summer. Like my millions of fans, I am truly excited and am looking forward to share my experience with everyone,” beams Madhuri. Interestingly, the actress had also appeared in a special song “Ghagra” in Karan’s Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), directed by Ayan Mukerji.
“Bucket List” also marks Madhuri’s reunion with her “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”..Co-star Renuka Shahane and also features popular actors Sumeet Raghavan, Shubha Khote, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Vandana Gupte, Ila Bhate, Pradeep Velankar and Milind Pathak in pivotal roles.
Thank U Vitthala 1st Weekend Box Office Collection
The M Town is no short of movies though it doesn’t release like B Town yet one can see a tangible amount of films released at the end of the year. This Friday, we had the film Thank U Vitthala, which even carried a B Town actor as well, Mahesh Manjrekar who was seen playing the lead role. The film though had a fresh content and unique story yet it failed to garner the required amount of buzz in the media. The film had a mixed review with most of the critics not happy with the technical aspects of the film making. Though it carried a decent star cast but they failed to translate the story in a right manner.
In other words, the film was seen becoming the victim of poor implementation, which turned a big hurdle in getting a good word of mouth buzz in the media. We know that films in M Town can only work with the word of mouth buzz as it fails to have the star power and other features, which the Bollywood films have. Now talking about the way this M Town film has performed, it all started with a meager start. The first day box office collection for Thank U Vitthala netted to around 1.0 crore, which escalated a little on the second day with the collection reaching to 1.25 and finally on the third day it went on to score 1.75 crore on Sunday.
As per reports, the 1st weekend box office collection for Thank U Vitthala reached to around 4 crore. As per the experts, the week days will move dull at the box office and it will continue to get you a meager collection at the box office on the first week collection. The current collection for the film still can be called as a decent one as we know it is really hard for any regional movie particularly the Marathi films to get a good collection over the box office. It was just because of the involvement of the big names from Bollywood, which has made some difference in the fate of the movie.
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