Jha's Satyagraha, which opened to rave
reviews, has surpassed Rs 50 crore mark at the Indian Box Office in
six days of its release. The maker of the Amitabh
Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Kareer Kapoor starrer, says
he is delighted and humbled with the response to his much-talked
about political thriller.
Talking to IANS, filmmaker Prakash Jha gushed about the huge
success of the film. He said, "Satyagraha is a film for
the people and of the people of the country. The audiences have
given us their acceptance and love. I'm happy that for a film like
Satyagraha, we are reaching these milestones and the film
is growing from strength to strength."
Released in 2500 screens on August 30, Satyagraha opened
to an overwhelming response and collected Rs 39.12 crores nett at
the Indian Box Office in the first weekend. On the weekdays, the
film maintained rock-steady and added Rs 12.8 crores to its six-day
domestic total Rs 51.92 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 11.21 cr on
Fri, Rs 13.08 cr on Sat, Rs 14.83 cr on Sun, Rs 5.07 cr on Mon, Rs
4.11 cr on Tue and Rs 3.62 cr on Wed.
Satyagraha, which has been made with whopping budget of
Rs 50 crores, has already recovered its production cost in its
theatrical run for six days and whatever it earns in the coming
days would be its benefit. Will the film cross Rs 100 crore mark in
the domestic market? Only, time will answer this question.