Salman Khan has floored everyone yet again. The man and his swag is totally untiring. His Eid offering, Bharat, released on June 5 this year with a special Wednesday release. Unlike Race 3, Bharat resonated well with the audience, will all its trappings including romance, emotions, action and comedy. Every year Salman Khan's Eid offering is awaited with huge expectations by his fans. Bharat has done a phenomenal job on its opening day with Rs 42 crore collection. The Ali Abbas Zafar-directorial struck the right chord with the fans, and proved to be a major crowd puller across India. On Wednesday, Salman Khan fans thronged in large numbers to watch Bharat in theatres.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Emerges Salman's biggest opener ever, surpassing *Day 1* biz of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo."
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Taran Adarsh announced the first-day collection of Bharat while drawing comparisons with other big openings of 2019 including Total Dhamaal, Luka Chuppi, Kalank, Uri and others. He wrote, "#Salmania grips the nation... #Bharat storms the BO... Proves *yet again* Salman Khan is the biggest crowd puller... #Bharat opens much bigger than Salman - Ali Abbas Zafar’s #TigerZindaHai [₹ 34.10 cr] and #Sultan [₹ 36.54 cr]... Wed ₹ 42.30 cr. India biz."
#Salmania grips the nation... #Bharat storms the BO... Proves *yet again* Salman Khan is the biggest crowd puller... #Bharat opens much bigger than Salman - Ali Abbas Zafar’s #TigerZindaHai [₹ 34.10 cr] and #Sultan [₹ 36.54 cr]... Wed ₹ 42.30 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 6, 2019
Top 5 *Day 1* biz... 2019 releases...
1. #Bharat ₹ 42.30 cr [Wed]
2. #Kalank ₹ 21.60 cr [Wed]
3. #Kesari ₹ 21.06 cr [Thu]
4. #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu]
5. #TotalDhamaal ₹ 16.50 cr [Fri]
Note: HINDI films. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 6, 2019
The film was released on 4,700 screens in India along with 30 other countries simultaneously. The first day collection, as we told earlier, was a bit affected by World Cup 2019 India vs South Africa match which took place in England.
Talking about Salman Khan's Eid offerings for the past few years, Sultan opened at ginormous number of Rs 36 crore at the box office back in 2016. In 2017, he came out with Tubelight which was not as happily accepted as rest of his films by his fans. Race 3 managed to cross Rs 300 crore at the box office.
With Bharat, Salman Khan delighted his fand with a performance that stayed long after the film ended. Ali Abbas Zafar made sure that everyone gets something from Bharat. The three-hour-long film had all the elements that are required to make a masala entertainer in India.
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India TV's film critic Mansi Jain wrote, "While Salman is at the centrestage of this drama, Sunil Grover raises the bar for himself and Katrina Kaif yet again impresses us with her grace. Bharat is a good amalgamation of emotions and humour with tadka of Salman Khan-moments. Overall, the movie has its heart at the right place and is indeed, 'Journey of a man and a nation together'."
Bharat has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and bankrolled by Atul Agnihotri under Reel Life Productions.