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Amazing! This Regional movie has defeated 'Airlift' and 'Bajirao Mastani' at box office

New Delhi: Many in the film industry say that the unpredictability of box office is the beauty of it. Sometimes even the bankable stars prove to be a dud at the box office while underdogs

India TV Entertainment Desk [ Updated: March 15, 2016 17:56 IST ]
Airlift and Bajirao Mastani
Airlift and Bajirao Mastani

New Delhi: Many in the film industry say that the unpredictability of box office is the beauty of it. Sometimes even the bankable stars prove to be a dud at the box office while underdogs bring immense success to movies.

As unbelievable as it may sound to you a regional movie has surpassed the opening collections of highly successful movies ‘Airlift’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’. The Punjabi movie ‘Love Punjab’ starring Amrinder Gill and Sargun Mehta has raked in big moolhas at box office in Australia and New Zealand, even more than Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh starrer blockbusters.

India Tv - Love Punjab
Love Punjab

Not only, ‘Love Punjab’, last week’s Punjabi release, 'Ardaas' is ahead of 'Airlift' as far as the first weekend business in Australia is concerned.

India Tv - Ardaas
Ardaas

These facts were shared by film critic and trade expert Taran Adarsh.

Here is what he tweeted:

 

Boxoffice can be most unpredictable and that's the beauty of the business. SUPERB biz of #LovePunjab & #Ardaas proves this statement true...

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 14, 2016

 

Punjabi film #LovePunjab has not only overtaken *opng wknd biz* of #Airlift in Australia and New Zealand, but also #BajiraoMastani there...

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 14, 2016

 

Top 3 openers [opng wknd biz] of 2016 in AUSTRALIA:

1. #LovePunjab
2. #Ardaas
3. #Airlift
Note: First two are Punjabi films. @Rentrak

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 14, 2016

 

Punjabi film #Ardaas is REMARKABLE in UK. Thu pre £ 740, Fri £ 12,956, Sat £ 30,545, Sun £ 27,843. Total: £ 72,084 [₹ 69.34 lacs]. @Rentrak

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 14, 2016

Last year’s release ‘Bajirao Mastani’, starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra was off to a slow start but picked up a great pace later on. The movie was screened at theatres for almost a month and raked Rs 360 crores worldwide.

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Airlift’ earned Rs 215 crores worldwide. The movie was based on the biggest air evacuation in which over 1,70,000 Indians were airlifted in the war struck zone of Kuwait in 1990.

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Seeing the numbers of ‘Love Punjab’ and ‘Ardaas’ we reiterate our statement that the beauty of box office lies in its unpredictability. Kudos to both the movies!

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