Salman Khan starrer Bharat is surviving in its third week against all odds. The film crossed the Rs 200 crore mark recently. It is facing big competition in the form of Kabir Singh, a Shahid Kapoor starrer that has tightened its grip on the box office in just two days. Kabir Singh is a remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy.
Bharat is directed by Ali Abbaz Zafar, who also directed Salman in Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Katrina Kaif, a regular collaborator of Salman, plays the female lead in Bharat. Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff are also part of the film’s cast.
Despite average reviews, Bharat has managed to earn quite a lot of money, even though it will not be counted among Salman’s biggest hits. It became the biggest Eid opener for Salman Khan all thanks to his fans.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Bharat scores double century at the BO… Crosses ₹ 200 cr mark… Is best in North, although biz has slowed down in other circuits… [Week 2] Fri 4.30 cr, Sat 6.37 cr, Sun 6.19 cr, Mon 2.63 cr, Tue 2.32 cr. Total: ₹ 201.86 cr. India biz.”
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'In a Salman Khan movie, anything is possible, even tall tales that can transcend borders'
Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta wrote in her Bharat review, "The good thing about Bharat, despite its eye-roll moments, is its attempt to create an 'ordinary' man without any particular skills."
Also read | Bharat review: Postcard from the Past
Salman-Ali Abbas Zafar is biggest money spinner Jodi
@AmitLalwani tweeted, "This Decade : @BeingSalmanKhan & @aliabbaszafar is BIGGEST Money spinner Jodi at the Boxoffice. #Sultan 302.0 Crs;#TZH 340.0 Crs; #Bharat 210.0 Crs ; Total : 852.0 Crs Nett India. Note : Combined Approx Budget 375.0 Crs."
Salman Khan's stardom worked for Bharat
@TheMmoseen_87 tweeted, "#Bharat ❌ Mix WOM ❌ World Cup ❌ Crucial Matches on Important Days (First Day & two Sundays) ❌ No chartbuster music ❌ Low ATP ❌ Negativity on Social Media ✔ Still Manages to defeat everything and retained HIT Status at Box-office; Only Due to STARDOM of @BeingSalmanKhan."
Ali Abbas Zafar on Bharat's success
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar said, "Since Sultan and Tiger were big blockbusters, SK (Salman Khan) and I decided to team up on a film that’s different. We were aware that the new film’s business might not be the same as Sultan or Tiger Zinda Hai as we were on a slightly unconventional route. At the box-office, it has not done similar business as our previous films but is still a big moneyspinner for everyone associated. Not all films are meant to make Rs 300 crore at the box-office."
Salman Khan is a great inspiration for fitness lovers
At the age of 53, Bharat star Salman Khan's fitness routine would probably shame somebody in their 20s. Whatever your opinion is of his acting skills, it is hard to deny that Bhai can be an inspiration for those trying to get in shape but do not have the will power.
Also read | Is Salman Khan the fittest Bollywood actor?
Ali Abbas Zafar calls Bharat his 'most challenging' film
In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar said, "The film was most challenging as we tried to compress 70 years of history in two hours and in two hours and in doing so, one has to be sure of what to retain and to edit out. Also, since it's a period drama, I had to find emotion in something that I had not experienced in my life—it came from research."
Bharat is a hit
BoxOffice India & Intl wrote on it's Twitter page, "#Bharat - 208.8 cr - Day 19 - HIT [#KatrinaKaif @BeingSalmanKhan] Budget - 160cr+."
Fan all praises for Bharat star Aasif Sheikh
"🔥🔥Aasif Sir Nailed it.♥ Each and Every dialogue of #Bharat is in my mind!! 🤗🤗 Can't take my eyes off Love 💕you @iaasifsheikh," tweeted @PreciousSoul11.
'Salman Khan is very strong when it comes to doing emotional scenes'
A fan @sallukhanbeing tweeted, "He(@BeingSalmanKhan)has been around fr some 30yrs & that is solely b/c his connect with the audience is phenomenal,I look at him as a strong actor 1st & then a STAR. #salmankhan is very strong when it comes to doing emotional scenes. We R more like brothers-@aliabbaszafar #Bharat."
Bharat is the biggest Bollywood opener of 2019
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted, "Top 5 *Day 1* biz... 2019 releases...
1. #Bharat ₹ 42.30 cr [Wed]
2. #Kalank ₹ 21.60 cr [Wed]
3. #Kesari ₹ 21.06 cr [Thu]
4. #KabirSingh ₹ 20.21 cr [Fri]
5. #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu]
NOTE: #KabirSingh is the *only* film in this list to have the traditional Friday release."
Bharat heading for Rs 210-212 crore lifetime collection?
Trade analyst Sumit kadel tweeted, "#Bharat Third Friday- ₹ 80 lakhs nett. Film lifetime collection heading towards ₹ 210-212 cr nett. HIT."
Bharat at the US box office
Bollywood Hungama tweeted, "#BoxOffice: #Bharat Day 18 (Saturday) U.S.A box office - 16,478 USD [Rs. 11.46 lacs] from 37 screens."
National award for Bharat?
"@narendramodi I saw the movie #Bharat. That movie should get national award plus it should be tax free in every state. sir you are our prime minister and we hope that the message which has come thru this movie reaches children of this country. heart touching. Jai hind," @Mujeeb65380303 said via Twitter.
Bharat will be soon out of Australian theaters
Bollywood Hungama shared on Twitter, "BoxOffice: #Bharat Day 19 (Sunday) Australia box office - 1,597 USD [Rs. 1.11 lacs] from 5 screens"
Bharat: Audience verdict