Vicky Kaushal-starrer ‘Sam Bahadur’, helmed by Meghna Gulzar, has finally managed to rebound over the weekend. With showing signs of increased traction, the film minted Rs 7.50 crore on Sunday, bringing its total domestic earnings to Rs 56.55 crore. The numbers are according to early estimates by industry tracker Sacnilk.
The film is based on the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, and it looks like fans are finally lining up to watch the film. Due to the simultaneous release of Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Animal’ on December 1, ‘Sam Bahadur’ did witness a sluggish start at the box office. However, despite that, the film did manage to maintain a steady pace throughout its first week.
On its second Saturday, the film saw a significant 92.86 percent surge in collections by collecting Rs 6.75 crore, followed by another Rs 7.50 crore on Sunday. The Hindi occupancy rate on Sunday was 64.09 percent. The worldwide collection for the Meghna Gulzar directorial now stands at Rs 66.4 crore.
It cannot go unnoticed that ‘Sam Bahadur’ has got generally positive reviews from critics. On the other hand, ‘Animal’, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, has got criticism from different corners for glorifying toxic masculinity despite earning Rs 432.27 crore in India, with a global collection reaching Rs 660 crore.
As for ‘Sam Bahadur’, the biopic portrays the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who is considered to be one of independent India’s greatest soldiers. Alongside Vicky Kaushal, the film also stars Sanya Malhotra as Vicky’s wife and Fatima Sana Sheikh portraying former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Coming to Vicky Kaushal, be it ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’, ‘Raazi’, ‘Sardar Udham’ or his latest release ‘Sam Bahadur’, Vicky Kaushal ends up outreaching his own success game when he dons the uniform on screen.