Salman Khan has proved once more that he is the ‘Sultan’ of the movies. His most recent release, Bharat, got a bumper opening in spite of hitting the theatres upon the arrival of Team India’s first match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and earned Rs 42.30 crore on its first day.
Bharat 3rd Day Box Office Collections Worldwide
With this, Bharat deposed Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs 40.35 crore) to turn into the greatest opener of Salman’s career. The film proceeded with its series of wins in the box office on its second day and rounded up Rs 31 crore, despite it being a weekday. It has earned Rs 95.50 crore up until now, with a procuring of Rs 22.20 crore on Friday.
Bharat was released in 4,700 screens the nation over and has been going strong, particularly in single screens. Salman was overpowered by the love showered on him by fans and took to Twitter to express gratitude toward them for giving him the most astounding opening film of his three-decade-long career.
He wrote, “Big thank you sabko for giving sabse bada opening mere career ka par what made me the happiest and proudest is ki during a scene in my film jab national anthem is recited everyone stood up as a mark of respect. There could be no bigger respect for our country than this… Jai Hind.”
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat also includes Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Nora Fatehi, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff and Sonali Kulkarni in key roles. It depicts the historical backdrop of India through the lifetime of a common man.
A critic from a popular news source stated that, “Through the eyes of Bharat, we see the journey of Bharat, our country, through some of its best and worst phases. Director Ali Abbas Zafar manages to capture in 2 hours and 47 minutes the ups and downs that this man and his country wade across. The best part of Bharat the film is that it has something for everyone. It is the quintessential Big Salman Khan Film with all its trappings. Romance, comedy (and a lot of it, thanks to Sunil Grover), drama, action, emotion.”