Rohit Shetty has delivered yet another success story with Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi and the collections are testimony to the same
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After what feels like ages, a massive film like Sooryavanshi opened in the cinemas, with Akshay Kumar headlining the new cop film helmed by Rohit Shetty. The icing on the cake was Singham and Simmba joining forces with him as well, played by Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh. If the collections are to go by, this action potboiler is all set to be a Superhit.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh has given the collections so far and it has crossed the 150-crore mark.
#Sooryavanshi [Week 2] crosses ₹ 150 cr... Records EXCELLENT NUMBERS on [second] Sun... If it maintains the consistency on weekdays and Weekend 3, there's a strong chance of going past ₹ 200 cr mark... Fri 6.83 cr, Sat 10.35 cr, Sun 13.39 cr. Total: ₹ 151.23 cr. #India biz. pic.twitter.com/wWx7O4SIYC— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 15, 2021
Sooryavanshi is Rohit Shetty's latest addition to his cop universe. The film that brings together Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh, had suffered multiple setbacks in the past 18 months owing to the theatre shutdown during the pandemic. But these impressive numbers at the box office indicate the audience's delight on reopening of cinemas.
Sooryavanshi is Rohit Shetty's 9th film to hit the Rs 100 crore mark, grabbing third spot after Simmba and Singham Returns.
Speaking to IANS earlier, Taran Adarsh had said that Sooryavanshi demolished the myth that OTT platforms had rung the death knell of cinema viewing in theatres. "Since the lockdown happened, a lot of people have been watching films on OTT platforms. As a result, experts said now that people have got a choice, it's over for cinema, they said. These people had started referring to cinema theatres in the past tense. All that has been proven wrong, and how! And one man, Rohit Shetty, is behind this massive revival," he said.
"I have been talking to producers, distributors and exhibitors. They are all so rejuvenated now. They had announced new films, but they were wondering if people would come. 'Sooryavanshi' took the risk and its success has drawn the others back, he added."
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(Inputs from IANS)