Updated: July 25, 2016 3:22:17 pm
Irrfan Khan starrer Madaari earned Rs 4.45 crore worldwide on its opening day, according to its makers. The film collected Rs 3.25 crore in India and Rs 1.2 crore overseas, said a statement from the representative of the movie, as reported by IANS.
The thriller, which sees Irrfan and director Nishikant Kamat team up again after the award-winning Mumbai Meri Jaan, has been lauded by the film fraternity too. While the film is about taking a stand and shouldering responsibility, it also showcases the bond between a father and son.
Madaari presents Irrfan in a role that he aces with such ease that it’s hard to see he’s ‘acting’. But he’s placed at the centre of a film which is so patchy and contrived that even he cannot rescue it, The Indian Express reviewer Shubhra Gupta mentioned in her review of the film.
“The idea has power. The execution has very little,” she said on the storyline of the film.
The 49-year-old actor had interviewed politicians like the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav for the promotion of this film. He also wanted to interview Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however, the actor did not receive any appointment yet.
“In the film Madaari Irrfan Khan plays a man who is fighting for his family. However, even in reality the actor is interested in understanding how the whole ‘system’ actually works and analyse the particular problems we citizens face and what are the steps these people take, so that is why the actor is personally meeting the politicians to widen his knowledge about the complete system,” a source close to the actor told The Indian Express.
But the box office collections are not really the actor’s main concern. “My intention is to entertain the audience through a film. I never think about 100 crores, 200 crore clubs,” he said in an exclusive conversation with Jagdeesh Chandra.
Madaari also stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal, Tushar Dalvi, Nitish Pandey and Ayesha Raza.
[With IANS inputs}
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