- "Padmaavat" is the "first major success story of 2018"
- Deepika Padukone's film collected over Rs 276 crore in India
- "Padmaavat" gave stiff competition to PadMan and Aiyaari
Critical acclaim is vital... But audience mandate holds more significance when stakes are high... #Padmaavat swims towards SUPER-SUCCESS by crossing 500 cr mark [Gross BOC] worldwide... Truly, the first major success story of 2018.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 20, 2018
#PadMan biz at a glance...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 19, 2018
Week 1: 62.87 cr
Weekend 2: 9.03 cr
Total: 71.90 cr
#Padmaavat biz at a glance...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 19, 2018
Week 1: 166.50 cr
Week 2: 69.50 cr
Week 3: 31.75 cr
Weekend 4: 8.75 cr
Total: 276.50 cr
Note: Hindi + Tamil + Telugu.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's embattled "Padmaavat" released after nearly two-month delay on January 25, the extended Republic Day weekend. At the time of its release, several theatres owners refused to screen the film fearing violent attacks from the members of Rajput Karni Sena and other Rajput outfits, who were protesting against the film's release. The delay and reduced number of screens impacted the business of "Padmaavat" yet it found the path of success.
"Padmaavat" is based on the Malik Muhammad Jayasi's ballad of the same name and narrates the story of Rani Padmini of Chittor, who performed jauhar when Alauddin Khilji invaded Chittor. The jauhar scene in the film became controversial after some celebs thought the film endorsed the acts of jauhar and sati. However, both Deepika and director Bhansali, defended the scene. Deepika said that the act of jauhar in the film has to be seen in the context of the time period while Mr Bhansali said that his film shows jauhar as an 'act of war.'
"Padmaavat" also stars Jim Sarbh and Aditi Rao Hydari in pivotal roles.