One of the movies releasing this Friday is Manjhi-The Mountain Man. The film has Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the main lead along with Radhika Apte who has a smaller role in it. So, basically it is a one man movie, which is a Biopic based on the life of a struggle of a man who thrashed the mountain to dig a path in between to connect his village to other places. The film has been promoted in a decent manner, however, it’s performance or opening would depend upon the kind of word of mouth buzz it will have in the media.
Now, if you look at Nawazuddin Siddiqui, he has been incredible in his previous movies, be it Badlapur or Bajrangi Bhaijaan, his performance has been consistently going up, giving people enough reasons to catch up his films. However, biopic not often attract a large of chunk of audience, hence it will make the film a niche movie. Yet, the buzz seems to be better and Ketan Mehta is known to make such movies, which has some inspiration message in it. As per trade pundits, the film is expected to collect 3 to 4 crores in the first day, though you can find some kind of surge in the coming weekend.