Director Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz has enjoyed a decent opening week at the box office. Despite hitting the screens with 1921 and Kaalakaandi, the sports drama managed to hold well at the ticket window. The film collected Rs 55 lakhs yesterday and now stands with the grand total of Rs 6.73 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the official 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, Thu 55 lakhs. Total: ₹ 6.73 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.”
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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