New Delhi: Sanjay Dutt's much anticipated film Bhoomi opened to poor reviews on September 22. The Omung Kumar-directed film has managed to collect Rs 7.48 crore at the box office, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. "#Bhoomi is a FIASCO... Fri 2.25 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 2.76 cr. Total: Rs 7.48 cr [1894 screens]. India biz," Mr Adarsh tweeted. Bhoomi marks Sanjay Dutt's comeback to the big screen after a gap of three years. He last featured in a small role in 2014 movie PK, starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. Bhoomi is Mr Dutt's first film post his five-year jail term in 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
- Bhoomi earned Rs 2.25 crore on its opening day
- Bhoomi explores the relationship between a father and daughter
- Bhoomi also stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Sidhant Gupta and Sharad Kelkar
See trade analyst Taran Adarsh's tweet here:
#Bhoomi is a FIASCO... Fri 2.25 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 2.76 cr. Total: 7.48 cr [1894 screens]. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 25, 2017
Sanjay Dutt's Bhoomiexplores the relationship between a father and daughter. In the film, the 58-year-old actor features as Arun, a doting father, who is all set to marry off his daughter Bhoomi (Aditi Rao Hydari). However, there is a tragic turn of events and he decides to fight against the injustice done to his daughter.
Bhoomi also stars Sidhant Gupta and Sharad Kelkar in pivotal roles.
In his review for NDTV, film critic Raja Sen wrote, "It is hard to describe how ghastly this film is, a relentless story of rape and revenge that treats its characters as cruelly as it does the audience."
"Bhoomi is not just a bad film, it is a bad film trying to be many good films. As the background score gets shriller, the film takes turns trying to be NH10 and Ghayal and Pink. And while it is laudable for an action movie to have a message - this film is apparently talking about rape, character and consent - it must first be a watchable film. This is not," Mr Sen added.
Bhoomi released in theatres along with Rajkummar Rao's Newton and Shraddha Kapoor's Haseena Parkar.