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Bhoomi, a story of how a father fights for his daughter, has not been able to start off with a bang, despite being the comeback film of Sanjay Dutt. This could be because of the box office clash with movies like Newton, which has become the talk of the town or Haseena Parkar, starring Shraddha Kapoor.
Bhoomi had a slow beginning at the box office opening at Rs 2.25 crore. The film earned Rs 2.47 crore on the second day and it could garner only Rs 2.76 crore on Sunday, making a total of Rs 7.48 crore in its first weekend.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures. “#Bhoomi is a FIASCO… Fri 2.25 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 2.76 cr. Total: ₹ 7.48 cr [1894 screens]. India biz,” he said.
This film might work only because of word-of-mouth, which is not strong as of now. This is Omung Kumar’s third film after Mary Kom and Sarbjit. While Mary Kom had won accolades, Sarbjit failed to have a lasting impact on the audience and was not even successful at the box office despite starring actors like Randeep Hooda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It seems Bhoomi is headed in the same direction.
#Bhoomi is a FIASCO… Fri 2.25 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 2.76 cr. Total: ₹ 7.48 cr [1894 screens]. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 25, 2017
The audience so far has been lauding the performance of Sanjay Dutt, but it is the script which plays spoilsport. “Sanjay Dutt’s umpteenth ‘comeback’ is a ’70s style worn-out rape and revenge film, reeking of staleness. Under the guise of striking a blow for feminism, Bhoomi is, mostly, disturbingly voyeuristic,” wrote The Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta in her movie review.
Now, with Bollywood masala entertainer Judwaa 2 heading for its release, it is to be seen if Bhoomi will hold its ground.