John Abraham starrer Parmanu has maintained a stronghold at the box office. The film has had a flying start to the week with an impressive collection of Rs 4.10 crore on Monday. On Tuesday too, the action-thriller managed to mint Rs 3.81 crore taking the total collection to Rs 28.69 crore.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is based on the Pokhran city’s nuclear bomb blasts executed by the Indian Army in 1998. Apart from John, the film also stars Diana Penty and Boman Irani and is directed by Abhishek Sharma. The film fictionalises the events leading up to the tests. The film began its box office run with Rs 4.82 crore, earned Rs 7.64 crore on Saturday, and jumped to Rs 8.32 crore on Sunday.
Taran Adarsh, a trade analyst, tweeted out the figures. “#Parmanu continues to CEMENT its status… WONDERFUL trending on weekdays… Looking at ₹ 36 cr [+/-] in its Week 1… Fri 4.82 cr, Sat 7.64 cr, Sun 8.32 cr, Mon 4.10 cr, Tue 3.81 cr. Total: ₹ 28.69 cr. India biz.” he said.
#Parmanu continues to CEMENT its status… WONDERFUL trending on weekdays… Looking at ₹ 36 cr [+/-] in its Week 1… Fri 4.82 cr, Sat 7.64 cr, Sun 8.32 cr, Mon 4.10 cr, Tue 3.81 cr. Total: ₹ 28.69 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 30, 2018
The film has had production issues. There was a conflict between John Abraham’s JA Entertainment and KriArj entertainment who parted ways during post-production because of which the release of the film was delayed by several months. After all the difficulties, things are looking good for the makers. Previously, while speaking to indianexpress.com, John had described the film thus, “In terms of what you see in the film, as I keep saying that the film is based on a true event, 85% of the film is what actually happened then. Besides changing the names of the characters because of rights issues and biopic issues, we couldn’t keep Abdul Kalam’s name or Chidambaram’s name or Kakotkar’s name (all scientists from the Pokhran Test 1998). The plot is 85% true, only my character is fictitious. Just like in Madras Cafe. You need to put the camera on someone’s shoulder to tell the story from his point of view, and that’s my character.”
The film’s performance is an indication that it is getting a good word-of-mouth promotion. Audiences are absolutely loving this film. It remains to be seen whether the film can maintain the momentum as the week goes by.