Satyagraha box office: Prakash Jha’s biggest opener so far!

Satyagraha box office fate
Yogen Shah

The socio-political thriller starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal has raked in approximately Rs 39 crore in the opening weekend

Prakash Jha’s multi-starrer Satyagraha has fared well at the box office so far, considering his last two films in the same genre – Chakravyuh and Aarakshan – had a fairly dry spell. Satyagraha, which released last week, collected around Rs 11.21 crore on Friday, surpassing the opening day record of Raajneeti and making it Jha’s biggest opener so far. On Saturday, the movie showed impressive improvement at the box office, collecting approximately Rs 13 crore. Satyagraha continued its good run at the ticket counters on Sunday and minted around 14.83 crore. Trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Satyagraha grew steadfastly and robustly in evening/night shows. Collects Rs. 11.21 cr on Friday. Prakash Jha’s biggest opener thus far.”

According to Box Office India, “Satyagraha showed growth on Saturday as collections were 15 percent higher than Friday. The collections were up at multiplexes all over with a good upward trend in Mumbai, Delhi, East Punjab and Bangalore.”

Exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi believes that Satyagraha’s stellar star cast is one reason why the movie had a good start. He says, “Satyagraha has taken a good start over the weekend courtesy the outstanding cast and the theme of the film, which is very relevant in these times. Had the promotions been more aggressive and focused, it would have notched the collections up even more!”

With Chennai Express, Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara and Madras Cafe releasing earlier this month, August was a rather fruitful month for industrywallahs. “With Satyagraha doing well, August has become one of the best months in a while for the industry courtesy the numbers Chennai Express, OUATIMD, Madras Café had! Here’s wishing for more moneyspinners”, adds Rathi.

Meanwhile, the Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express is still getting cash registers ringing at the box office. Rohit Shetty’s romcom has managed to rake in Rs.218.42 crore in the domestic market in just 21 days, smashing the record of Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots.

As for Satyagraha, the movie may have a tough time at the box office in the coming week, as two big films are set to hit the screens – Shuddh Desi Romance and Zanjeer 2.0.Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • Prasant Nair

    makers logon ko dekho,besharmi pe utar aaya hail….. kitne months satyagraha ka budget rs 75 cr bolte aa raha… film fail ho raha dekhte sath…50 cr jhoot bolne laga fri se…. ab aaj wiki mey 75 ko edit karke rs 35 cr likh diya…… dear makers,aur kitna neeche giroge ?

    sach kyu nahi bolte ki film chala nahi,collection 25 cr bhi nahi mila hai ab tak asli mey… nahi to budget ko kyu 75 se kam dikha rahe ho ?

    corruption k khilaaf film banye ho..aur khud hi corrupt ho….budget ko jhoot bolke aadha dikha rahe ho….

  • Prasant nair

    the makers were telling lies… check box office india site… the opened to just 40 percent occupancy and went on declining as far as 70 percent within 2-4 days…

    and 3 days collections/weekend collections were never 39 cr. Actually, 4 days collection amounted to 38 cr….

    Film has failed…clearly,individual records dont count…