Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘The Vaccine War’ released in theatres on September 28 on the occasion of Ganesh Visarjan. The movie clashed with Pankaj Tripathi, Richa Chadha starrer ‘Fukrey 3’ and Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Chandramukhi 2’. ‘The Vaccine War’ had a dull start on day 1 at the box office and still struggling.
Now, in an interview, Vivek has reacted to the ‘lukewarm’ reaction to ‘The Vaccine War’. He told Siddharth Kannan, “Lukewarm response matlab unhone ye socha ki bhai jitne log Playboy khareedte utne log Geeta bhi khareedte hein. Aisa nahi hota he. Aisa thodi hota he? Duniya ki reality bilkul different hoti he (They must mean by lukewarm response that the number of people who buy Playboy magazine are the same as the ones who buy Bhagavad Geeta. How can that happen? The reality of this world is very different).”
‘The Kashmir Files’ director added, “The world is very different. Among the ones that went to see the film, almost 90% of them are feeling elated... you won't find a single negative review there. Everybody is saying, 'Oh my god! This is such a wonderful film!' It gives so much of laughter, so much of tears, and in the end, we come out with pride. We learnt so much from the film.”
As per industry tracker Sacnilk.com, 'The Vaccine War' earned Rs 2.25 crore on its first Sunday showing growth of 28%. The film's worldwide collection stands at Rs 4.35 crore.
'The Vaccine War' is about the Covid vaccine and what went through while making it. It stars Nana Patekar, Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen, Girija Oak, and Nivedita Bhattacharya among others.