PM Narendra Modi box office collection: Vivek Oberoi's film earns Rs 2.88 crore on opening day

PM Narendra Modi, also starring Boman Irani and Zarina Wahab, is directed by Omung Kumar.

FP Staff May 25, 2019 15:05:43 IST
PM Narendra Modi box office collection: Vivek Oberoi's film earns Rs 2.88 crore on opening day

The controversial PM Narendra Modi biopic finally released in theatres on 24 May (Friday). Despite the controversy it had garnered since its first trailer dropped, the film did not witness adequate footfall. According to trade analysts, had a slow start in the morning but picked up pace in the evening. PM Narendra Modi's opening day earnings are pegged at Rs 2.88 crore.

PM Narendra Modi box office collection Vivek Oberois film earns Rs 288 crore on opening day

Actor Vivek Oberoi in the biopic PM Narendra Modi. Twitter@vivekoberoi

It was released alongside Arjun Kapoor's spy thriller India's Most Wantedwhich earned Rs 2.10 crore.  PM Narendra Modi also faces competition from the much anticipated Hollywood release Aladdin, starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud.

The film traces Narendra Modi's journey "from abject poverty, selling tea on a railway station as a chaiwallah (tea seller) to becoming the Leader of the world’s largest democracy". Directed by Omung Kumar, the cast also includes Rajendra Gupta as Modi's father, Manoj Joshi as Amit Shah, Prashant Narayanan as a fictitious business tycoon named Aditya Reddy, Zarina Wahab as Modi's mother and Barkha Bisht Sengupta as Modi's wife. Boman Irani and Yatin Karyekar feature in prominent roles.

The film was initially scheduled to hit cinemas on 5 April, but was banned by the Election Commission as biopics with political content  "threaten level playing field".

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