The movie has collected Rs 41.15 crores worldwide in its first week
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola may have received mixed reviews from critics and audience, but director Vishal Bhardwaj is still a happy man. Co-produced by Bhardwaj and Fox Star Studios, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola was made at a budget of about Rs 33 crores, and it has managed to make Rs 41.15 crores at the box office in its first week – Rs 33.15 crores nett in India and Rs 8 crores in the overseas market. It has also earned good revenue from TV, music and home video rights. So contrary to some negative reports, MKBKM has recovered its investment in the first week itself.
And even though it is not slated to be a big hit, the Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma and Pankaj Kapur starrer, based on land scams in Haryana, has definitely turned out to be Bhardwaj’s highest grosser so far. Most of his films including Kaminey, Omkara and Maqbool didn’t do very well at the box office despite the critical acclaim. Way to go Mr Bhardwaj!