Box office report: Thackeray sees slow but steady rise in its first weekend

Updated: Jan 29, 2019, 13:07 IST | ANI | Mumbai

Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer biopic Thackeray has received mixed reviews. The film managed to collect Rs 22.90 crore in its opening weekend

Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray
Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Balasaheb Thackeray

Thackeray, a film based on the life and times of the late Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, has had a slow but steady rise at the domestic box office. Balasaheb's character portrayed by the versatile Nawazuddin Siddiqui has received mixed reviews but has managed to do well in its first weekend. 

The bilingual (Hindi and Marathi) biopic has garnered Rs 22.90 crore in its opening weekend. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office report on his Twitter handle:

The film earned Rs 6 crore on day 1, Rs 10 crores on its second day and Rs 6.90 crore on Sunday, taking its total collections to Rs 22.90 crores.

The biopic released on January 25 alongside Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Thackeray has been performing very well in the Marathi version and has done exceptionally well in Maharashtra. Nawazuddin, too, has been garnering praise and appreciation for his realistic portrayal of Balasaheb, both from critics and audiences alike. 

The film is directed by MNS leader Abhijit Panse and traces Balasaheb's life from being a cartoonist to then becoming one of the most powerful and respected politicians in India. Apart from Nawazuddin, the film also stars Amrita Rao as Meena Tai, Balasaheb's wife, and Sudhir Mishra in pivotal roles.

Also read: Thackeray celeb review: Bollywood can't stop praising Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer

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