Bhaag Milkha Bhaag box office: The Farhan Akhtar starrer earns Rs 32.08 crores in the opening weekend!

Mon, July 15, 2013 3:40pm UTC by 4 Comments
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag box office: The Farhan Akhtar starrer earns Rs 32.08 crores in the opening weekend!

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s inspirational flick becomes the third biggest weekend opener of 2013

The Rakeysh Mehra directed biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has won brownie points from critics and masses alike. And this was bound to happen, considering the good publicity and right buzz before the film’s release. The film was highly anticipated simply for Farhan Akhtar and people were curious to see the effort behind his decision to step into the legendary shoes of India’s famous athlete Milkha Singh! As far as the movie’s impressive collections go, we must say the actor didn’t disappoint the sports star.

The Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures production grossed Rs 32.08 crores nett approximately in its first weekend. The film managed to earn Rs 1.30 crores from paid previews on Thursday and Rs 8.50 crores on Friday. The sports saga witnessed a big jump on Saturday and made Rs 10.50 crores; it got even stronger on Sunday, with Rs 10.25 crores.

“Having tasted success in multistarrers like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Rock On and failure with his only solo starrer Karthik Calling Karthik, Farhan has bounced back…and how!” says exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi excitedly. “The audience across cities with drastically diverse demographics is loving the film and the numbers have grown steadily by the day through the weekend. Despite the length being a bit of an issue, with a take off like that and the good word of mouth, the film should go past the finish line as quickly as the flying Sikh (Milkha Singh) did in his days on the track!”

The Delhi/Punjab area has had a fantastic weekend due to the film’s local flavour. Going by the positive word of mouth, the three-hour-plus-long biopic is headed for major success. The trade expects BMB to do a lifetime business of Rs 80-90 crores. Considering the exact numbers are still being compiled, Farhan Akhtar’s solo release ranks third after Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Rs 61.87 crore) and Race 2 (Rs 48.17 crores).Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Ajit

    BMB is very touchy movie and we definately get emotional at some scenes showed in the movie. Farhan had done fabulous job. according to me he looks like as Real Milkha Singh

  • Farooq

    It runs flawlessly with splashes of adrenaline rushing sequences induced with hair-raising background score from the very first moment it unfolds. Add to that the emotionally stirring scenes, pitch-perfect casting, hair-raising background scores, a very detailed screenplay, solid supporting cast and the dedication of Farhan essaying the role of Milkha Singh and you have the perfect recipe for a blockbuster. If there is something that can make you put on your running shoes and run that extra mile for your country, than this is IT.

  • Preeti Jagwani

    Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – an awesome biopic that truly inspires and motivates. Offers a lot to take back with us. And Farhan Akhtar as the Flying Sikh has done a fabulous job. Guess no other actor could have delivered it better. Congratulations to the entire team of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

  • Sudip

    Another outstanding , fabulous Movie BMB , No word for this , it’s excellent , ZNMD different kind of char he did but here he grow out with greatest burning desire Technic on base of great athletes”Milkha Singh”. This is power of hard work, unbreakable will & perfect dedication . I pray for This type of Project must come in every year , & boost all your young star. Many Many thanks all the groups of BMB. God Bless All


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