The Tashkent Files box office collection: Pankaj Tripathi, Mithun Chakraborty's film rakes in Rs 3.50 cr

Vivek Agnihotri directed The Tashkent Files' opening day earnings stood at Rs 36 lakh.

FP Staff April 19, 2019 16:49:43 IST
The Tashkent Files box office collection: Pankaj Tripathi, Mithun Chakraborty's film rakes in Rs 3.50 cr

The Tashkent Files, based on the mysterious death of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri has earned a total of Rs 3.50 crore after a week's run at the domestic box office. The film's opening day earnings were a mere Rs 36 lakhs. Trade analysts write that the film has been liked by the target audience.

The Tashkent Files box office collection Pankaj Tripathi Mithun Chakrabortys film rakes in Rs 350 cr

A poster of The Tashkent Files. Image from Twitter

Ahead of its release on 12 April, The Tashkent Files landed in legal trouble after the director and the producers were served a notice by grandsons of Shastri, seeking a stay on the film's release. Shastri's family questioned the timing of the film's release, clashing with the first phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections beginning on 11 April. They also alleged that the makers did not seek permission from the immediate family members of Shastri.

In his response, director Vivek Agnihotri released a statement stating that the move to stall the release of the film was politically motivated.

The Tashkent Files stars Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Shweta Basu, Pankaj Tripathi, Vinay Pathak, Mandira Bedi, Pallavi Joshi, Ankur Rathee and Prakash Belawadi.

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