Soorma, starring Diljit Dosanjh, has earned Rs 8.25 crore after two days of its release. The film, which is a biopic on Hockey legend Sandeep Singh, is directed by Shaad Ali. Soorma also stars Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Siddharth Shukla and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. It had opened at Rs 3.20 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the box office figures of Soorma. He said, “#Soorma saw an UPWARD TREND on Day 2… Growth on Sat [vis-à-vis Fri]: 57.81%… Positive word of mouth is reflecting in the BO numbers… Sun biz expected to grow further… Fri 3.20 cr, Sat 5.05 cr. Total: ₹ 8.25 cr. India biz.”
Sandeep Singh, star drag-flicker of national Indian Hockey team, was accidentally shot while travelling in a train and was left almost paralysed. He was wheelchair bound for two years before making a comeback in the Indian national team. In 2009, Sandeep Singh led India to the victory in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and qualified for 2012 Olympics. Taapsee Pannu plays Sandeep’s love-interest Harpreet.
Soorma was given a positive review by The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta. She wrote, “Diljit Dosanjh as Sandeep Singh is spot on. And that is the film’s biggest triumph. Whenever Dosanjh is on screen, we are with him, as he goes through Singh’s arc—the struggle to please a vicious bully of a local coach (Hussain) who gets his jollies from beating up young players, the falling in love with the bright-eyed Harpreet ( Pannu), who is an equal dab hand with the stick and who wants to play for India as much as he does, the shocking incident on a train which leads him to paralysis, and the tough, painful journey back to the field.”
#Soorma saw an UPWARD TREND on Day 2… Growth on Sat [vis-à-vis Fri]: 57.81%… Positive word of mouth is reflecting in the BO numbers… Sun biz expected to grow further… Fri 3.20 cr, Sat 5.05 cr. Total: ₹ 8.25 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 15, 2018
Despite facing competition from the Disney-Marvel franchise film Ant-Man and the Wasp, Soorma has held its own. It remains to be seen whether it can continue its good performance over the weekend.