Director Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz continued to remain rock-steady at the box office. Despite sharing screens with Saif Ali Khan's Kaalakaandi and Zareen Khan's 1921, the sports drama has managed to make its presence at the ticket windows. The film collected Rs 61 lakhs yesterday and now stands with the grand total of Rs 6.18 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the collections on his Twitter account, "#Mukkabaaz Fri 82 lakhs, Sat 1.51 cr, Sun 1.71 cr, Mon 81 lakhs, Tue 72 lakhs, Wed 61 lakhs. Total: ₹ 6.18 cr. India biz."
Talking about the making of Mukkabaaz, director Anurag Kashyap said, “I intend to start a dialogue through my films. I am a social commentator as a filmmaker and (believe in) capturing the complexity of the society as it is. The idea is that after watching the film ‘Mukkabaaz’, if people start talking about the affected area of a sportsman’s life and who is responsible for that, I will be happy.” He further explained, “The fact is, in our country, people join sports to get a government job and once they get that, they do not want to do that and rather want to play the sport. As a result, neither do they become a good officer, nor a sportsman. Ultimately, the result shows on our achievement of medals in international tournaments.” (Also Read: Anurag Kashyap: I will write a film that will lure Shah Rukh Khan)
Produced by popular filmmaker Aanand L Rai, the film stars Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan and Jimmy Sheirgill in pivotal roles. The film received positive reviews from the critics, especially for the direction and star performances. Since the film is made in the modest budget, it is expected to recover its investment through its theatrical run itself. Before the release, the film was screened in many international film festivals and even got a standing ovation at the MAMI festival. Looking at the current scenario, we are expecting this film to achieve the Rs 10 crore mark at the box office.
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