Actor Amitabh Bachchan latest release, Jhund, has not been faring well at the box office. The sports drama directed by Nagraj Manjule has been struggling to put up a fight at the theatres. The film has eared a total of ₹3.6 crore in two days. On the contrary, Matt Reeves’ The Batman has been doing much better. (Also read: Jhund movie review: Amitabh Bachchan scores a goal in this sports drama with a heart)
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the latest figures for Jhund on Sunday afternoon. “#Jhund improves in #Mumbai and parts of #Maharashtra on Day 2, but the numbers in some circuits – especially #NorthIndia – are below the mark… Biz needs to multiply on Day 3 for a respectable weekend total… Fri 1.50 cr, Sat 2.10 cr. Total: ₹3.60 cr. #India biz.”
Amitabh Bachchan plays a football coach in Jhund. He decided to change a few slum kids’ lives but pulling them away from a life of crime and training them to become footballers. The Hindustan Times review of the film read: “Manjule, to a large extent, manages to hold audience’s attention. There are moments when you feel the story has digressed a bit. And then, soon enough, another gripping scene catches your eye. It’s the camera work throughout that spells magic. Full credit to Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti’s cinematography as he chooses to show close-ups of kids, evoking an unmatched emotion. Watch out for an adrenaline rush during those football match sequences.”
The Batman, meanwhile, had earned another ₹7.50 crore on Saturday and the total now rests at ₹14 crore, as per a report on Box Office India. The film stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. Other actors include Andy Serkis, Paul Dano, Jeffery Wright and more.
The Hindustan Times review of the film read: “Reeves’ The Batman is every bit the gritty, atmospheric, tracking-down-a-serial-killer detective story we were promised. Think David Fincher’s Se7en, except one of the detectives just happens to be dressed like a Bat and brutally takes down bad guys on the side. And has one hell of a car.”
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