Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran has been receiving praise for a gripping script and amazing performances by John Abraham, Diana Penty and other cast members. The film has been able to maintain its momentum with a total collection of Rs 60.01 crore at the box office till now. With this new Parmanu box office collection, the film has emerged as one of the hit movies of 2018.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Instagram to announce Parmanu box office collection. “#Parmanu [Week 4] Fri 36 lakhs, Sat 83 lakhs, Sun 86 lakhs. Total: ₹ 60.91 cr. India biz”, he wrote.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the Indian Army at Pokhran in Rajasthan in 1998. The film, directed by Abhishek Sharma of Tere Bin Laden fame, opened to mixed reviews from critics. The audiences, however, lapped it up. After being delayed for several times, the film finally hit the screens on May 25.
Parmanu, which tackled controversies around its release, also stars Boman Irani. The story revolves around how India became a nuclear power. It is based on the nuclear bomb test explosions done in 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan. It was the second time such tests were done there, the first being in 1972. The film is based on the events leading up to the tests.
“Sometimes films are made for commercial reasons, and sometimes a film is made because the story needs to be told. And Parmanu is a story that needs to be told,” said John about Parmanu.
Post Parmanu, John has a couple of other interesting projects too. The actor would be seen in Satyameva Jayate, Batla House and RAW.