After a tepid showing at the box office on Eid last year, Salman Khan can look for some redemption this year as his latest film Bharat exceeded all trade expectations with and minted Rs 100 crores within just three days of its release. The film, that hit the box office, mid-week, stars Khan in the titular role, alongside Sunil Grover, and Katrina Kaif, the female lead.
With the film's immense response, Salman Khan has also achieved a rare feat at the box office and become the only actor with the highest number of films in the '100 crore club'
Incidentally, Khan’s last blockbuster came in 2017, when he starred alongside Kaif in Tiger Zinda Haiwhich was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, who has also helmed Bharat. This is the third outing for the actor-director duo, the first being 2016’s hit film Sultan. All three films released around festivals — Sultan and Bharat on Eid, and Tiger Zinda Hai on Christmas — in their respective years of release.
Made at a budget of Rs 100 crore, Bharat is based on South Korean film Ode To My Father. Much like the original, Bharat follows the history of the country through the eyes of a common man, in this case the titular character. The film opened to mixed to positive reviews, with critics praising the director, and the female lead, and Khan to some extent. It was released in 4,700 screens, which is the norm for a big Bollywood festival release.
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