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Bharat box office collection Day 2: Salman Khan film earns Rs 73.30 crore

Bharat box office collection Day 2: Salman Khan's latest film is making a lot of money. The Ali Abbas Zafar film has become Salman's highest Eid opener ever.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: June 7, 2019 5:51:32 pm
salman khan sunil grover bharat Bharat box office collection Day 2: Salman Khan starrer collected Rs 31 crore on Thursday.

Salman Khan’s Bharat is continuing its money-making spree at the box office. Eid turned into a blessing for the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, which has already become Salman’s biggest Eid opener till date. It collected Rs 42.30 crore on its Day 1 and looks like it is in no mood to slow down.

On Thursday, Salman Khan starrer made a collection of Rs 31 crore. This makes the film’s total collection of Rs 73.30 crore in just two days of release.

Though the film has received mixed reviews, Salman’s massive fan base cannot get enough of the superstar, who is seen portraying a man over a span of 70 years of his life.

Bharat also stars Katrina Kaif, who joined the cast at the last minute after Priyanka Chopra walked out of the project due to her wedding with Nick Jonas last year. Bharat is an adaptation of South Korean hit film Ode to My Father and also features Sunil Grover, Sonali Kulkarni, Jackie Shroff and Disha Patani.

Also Read | Bharat movie review: More a miss than hit

Talking about her growth as an actor, Katrina Kaif had told indianexpress.com, “I think it is wonderful. Growth is important in anyone’s life and in any profession you are in. You have to have growth and you have to evolve in someway. It is important how people saw my journey say from New York, Namaste London, Rajneeti and now if they look at my work differently say in Zero or Bharat. I am happy that I am growing in my profession.”

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17:51 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat is made for Salman Khan fans

Shaikh Ayaz writes, "The film plays out like a three-hour-long “Being Human” advertisement, telling us how good Bharat is and how he is a metaphor for India itself."

Also read | Bharat is yet another Salman Khan film designed singularly to flatter the ‘Bhaijaan’ mythology

17:35 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat has its soul in the right place, says Ali Abbas Zafar

Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar shared in a statement recently, "We always wanted to make a film for the entire country to come and celebrate the spirit of Eid and the first day only validates our intent and effort to make a film that India can be truly entertained by."

16:52 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat to touch Rs 100 crore soon

@CrookBond_D tweeted, "Today in all probability #Bharat gonna touch 100cr. Everywhere it is rocking 👍👍👍👍."

16:31 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Salman Khan gives his best performance

"#Bharat has what we fans want, An actor Salman Khan who gave one of his best performance as Bharat, Family audiences will love this movie, its one of the best movie of Salman Khan in this decade," tweeted @Mykey_.

16:05 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Atul Agnihotri celebrates Bharat's success
15:40 (IST)07 Jun 2019
'Third day will give us idea about Bharat's lifetime collection'

"#Bharat is roaring high in Single screens all over India today again, such is the craze even with drama oriented movie ! Third day will give us idea about its lifetime," tweeted @RahulVerma4860.

15:19 (IST)07 Jun 2019
'Bharat will make you cry'

@awesomehabibi tweeted, "Finally watched #Bharat & can't imagine why people are hating on the film. It's amazing. Comedy, family drama, emotions that will make u cry, good music and ofcourse Salman Khan & Katrina in never seen roles. Ignore the haters. Go watch it & take your family with u. #eidmubarak."

14:55 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat continues to dominate the box office!
14:32 (IST)07 Jun 2019
'Expect good numbers on Friday too'

Siddharth Mathur wrote on Twitter, "NO Drop In Friday Morning Shows Of #BHARAT , Advance Booking is also good. Expect Good Numbers on Friday too."

14:10 (IST)07 Jun 2019
'Strong Day 3 on the cards'

Sumit Kadel tweeted, "#Bharat Friday- Morning occupancy same as Thursday, no DROP. Advance for the day is decent. Family audience flow would come after noon shows. Strong Day-3 on cards."

13:50 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Watch Bharat with your family

@Akter77Tania tweeted, "#Bharat A complete entertainer journey of a ordinary men and his extraordinarily life. It’s a treat to watch#Katrina & @BeingSalmanKhan & their astonishing performance. Please go & watch with ur family❤️."

13:27 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat 'expected to see an upward trend'

Ramesh Bala tweeted, "Bharat is expected to see an upward trend over the weekend. @BeingSalmanKhan @SKFilmsOfficial @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @TSeries @itsBhushanKumar."

13:10 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat is 'larger than life'

@JhallaParinda tweeted, "Bharat is a Hindi film entertainer of the genre that is dying, unfortunately. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry. It entertains you. Everything is larger thn life. I grew up watching melodramatic films of Sunny Deol, Amitabh B., Vinod K, Dharmendra, Sanjay Dutt. So, I loved it."

12:53 (IST)07 Jun 2019
"Everything about Bharat was perfect"
12:34 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat's Day 2 'continues to be euphoric'

Ramesh Bala wrote on his Twitter account, "With a record setting day 1 collections, day two continues to be euphoric. Early box office reports suggest that @BeingSalmanKhan starrer #Bharat will see a minor drop between the range of 25-30% on day two which is expected on a working day."

12:24 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat is "paisa vasoool" for fans

"#Bharat Sallu Bhai 's best after Bhajrangi bhaijaan ..."paisa vasoool" 💪👌 #SunilGrover ..what a role ..what a performance.. @aliabbaszafar thanks for hat trick damakkas🤗 worth watching," tweeted @sanviratDHO.

11:53 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat made a collection of Rs 31 crore on Day 2

"#Bharat puts up a big total on Day 2 [working day after #Eid holiday]... Plexes saw normal decline, while single screens held fort... Saw excellent occupancy in evening/night shows... Overall, 2-day total is superb... Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr. Total: ₹ 73.30 cr. India biz," Taran Adarsh wrote on his Twitter account.

11:46 (IST)07 Jun 2019
'Bharat is performing way better than expectations'

@LoyalSalmanFan1 tweeted, "#Bharat is performing way better than the expectations of haters as well as some fans today.The reason behind this solid hold is the beauty of film that is turning into the large numbers supported by family audiences. If all goes well then we’ll have another 30+ day in addition."

11:29 (IST)07 Jun 2019
'It's an average film'

@Rahulrautwrites tweeted, "#Bharat disappoints, but thankfully not like #Race3 and #Tubelight... It's an average film which can be escaped if you are not a Salman or Katrina fan. The film has opened huge due to the Salman Khan and Eid factor but it won't be a Lambi Race Ka Ghoda at the box office for sure!"

11:18 (IST)07 Jun 2019
Bharat ruling the single screens

Siddharth Mathur wrote on his Twitter account, "#Bharat getting Extra Ordinary response from single screens today ! HUGE."

Indianexpress.com's film critic Shubhra Gupta gave Bharat a two and a half star rating. She wrote, "It’s a pity that the director-star duo don’t take this as far as they could. They had a story which had the potential to become a solid reckoner of post-Independence nation-building, and how things rolled from then on, and a free hand to craft it. But the opportunity is squandered in unnecessary songs and dances, an aiming-for-cheap-laughs comic thread which involves making a stutterer the butt of jokes, and improbable situations: want to meet Hindi-film-song-loving-sea-pirates? Step right up."

"The good thing about the film, despite its eye-roll moments, is the underlining it does of a nation which belongs to us all. Vilayati, played excellently by Grover, is a Muslim. The dialogue may be over-the-top but it takes us back to the time when pan-Indian films would speak fearlessly about ‘dosti’ and ‘bhaichara’ amongst sworn enemies, about how people are the same everywhere, and that the Partition hasn’t divided ‘dils’ which still beat for each other. Yes, it’s all very Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and all very ‘filmi’, haha, but who doesn’t love the idea of long-separated loved ones being reunited? Treacle it may be, but the tears are real. And moving: my eyes were moist, even when I knew I was being played," she added.