The picture was well-made and deserves to earn more money than it is currently receiving. However, The Kerala Story wave is so strong that it is capturing the most attention from audiences, affecting every other film currently in the running. The spy thriller IB71, starring Vidyut Jammwal, Anupam Kher, and Vishal Jethwa, was released in theatres on May 12. After a poor start on its first day, making Rs 1.67 crore, the picture saw a 50% increase on its second day, earning Rs 2.51 crore, bringing the two-day total to Rs 4.18 crore.
IB71 Total Collection
Nonetheless, what works in favor of this Vidyut Jammwal picture is that it was shot at a low enough budget. So that even modest theatrical profits would be satisfactory. IB 71’s initial goal is to reach the Rs 20 crore lifetime mark. Vidyut’s films were regularly grossing over Rs 25 crore at the box office before the epidemic. And he kept his viewers interested during the pandemic with hits like Khuda Haafiz and Sanak. However, things have altered since the epidemic, and as a result, the bulk of films now have restricted expectations.
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So far, this picture has earned Rs 4.18 crores at the box office, which, given the film’s virtues and the scale on which it was produced, should have been first-day figures. Nonetheless, it’s now all about gathering as much as possible in the coming days. And one waits to see how much it grows on Sunday.
All About IB71
Sankalp Reddy directed IB71, which received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for his directorial debut Ghazi, which was released in Hindi as The Ghazi Attack in 2017. Ghazi, like IB71, was set during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war. Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, and Rana Daggubati played the key parts.
The film, which also stars Faizan Khan, Ashwath Bhat, Dalip Tahil, Danny Sura, and Suvrat Joshi in major supporting parts, is Vidyut Jammwal’s first as a producer through his production company Action Hero Films. Co-producers include T-series and Reliance Entertainment.