Tanhaji: The Unsing Warrior, Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan's historical drama, makes Rs 118.91 cr in opening week
As per trade analysts, Tanhaji has been trending exceptionally well in Maharashtra, and is expected to surpass the Rs 150-crore mark soon.
After sailing past the Rs 100 crore mark on its sixth day of release, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior made Rs 11.23 crore on Thursday, taking the sum total of its first-week collection to Rs 118.91 crore.
As for Saif Ali Khan, who essays the part of the antagonist Uday Bhan Singh, Tanhaji earnings are higher than those of his last commercial hit Race 2 (2013).
Trade analysts have stated the film has been trending exceptionally well in Maharashtra, and is soon expected to enter the Rs 150-crore club.
Check out the latest box office figures of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
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#Tanhaji conquers BO... Incredible trending: solid weekend, smashing weekdays... Exceptional in #Maharashtra... Will dominate in Week 2... Fri 15.10 cr, Sat 20.57 cr, Sun 26.26 cr, Mon 13.75 cr, Tue 15.28 cr, Wed 16.72 cr, Thu 11.23 cr. Total: ₹ 118.91 cr. #India biz. SMASH-HIT.
The film was recently made tax-free in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted the tax-free status will encourage more people to watch the inspirational story of Chhatrapati Shivaji's commander.
Devgn plays Maratha warrior Subedar Tanaji Malusare in the Om Raut directorial, which charts the heroic character's journey through the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670 AD.
Tanhaji sees Kajol reunite with Devgn on screen after over a decade. She is seen as the Maratha warrior's wife Savitribai. The film also stars Sharad Kelkar, Jagapathi Babu, Devdutta Nage, Pankaj Tripathi, Neha Sharma, Ajinkya Deo, Kailash Waghmare, Hardik Sangani, Luke Kenny, and Vipul G in key roles.
Chhapaak, the Meghna Gulzar directorial, which released alongside Tanhaji on 10 January, has not had a similar fate at the box office. As per reports, the Deepika Padukone-starrer has made Rs 28.38 crore in the first week of its release.
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