Director Nagraj Manjule’s heartbreakingly real love story Sairat, starring Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar, set against the backdrop of caste differences, continues its victory march at the box office. After “Natsamrat” earlier this year, “Sairat” has broken all previous records to become the highest grossing Marathi film of all times. It has collected a whopping Rs. 65 cr. in three weeks of its release at the box office.
The movie has entered its fourth week at more than 525 screens.
Sairat, which is playing in theatres across Maharashtra had collected Rs25 crore in the first week of its opening, which industry pundits say is the highest collection for any Marathi movie ever. After 11 days, it raked in Rs41 crore, surpassing the record held by blockbusters like Natsamrat. And after the third week, it collected a total of Rs. 65 cr. at the box office.
Bollywood trade analyst shared Sairat movie box office collections on Twitter.
Marathi film #Sairat does a whopping ₹ 65 cr+ nett biz in 3 weeks … Enters Week 4 at more than 525 screens. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 21, 2016
The movie is currently being shown in Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Goa. The film is also likely to be made in other languages.
Sairat is the story of an upper-caste girl who falls in love with a poor fisher man’s son. Rinku Rajguru, with a devil-may-care attitude, plays the role of a feisty village girl who rebels against society to marry her love. The movie highlights the scourge of honour killings in the caste-ridden Maharashtrian society.