Last Friday, three big movies clash at the box office. Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar starrer Samrat Prithviraj, Adivi Sesh and Saiee Manjrekar starrer Major, and Kamal Haasan’s Vikram. Samrat Prithviraj is a Bollywood film, while Major is Tollywood and Vikram is Kollywood and also dubbed in Hindi. Among the three, Kamal Haasan’s Vikram is leading the race followed by Major. The word of mouth is very strong for Vikram and Major and the craze for them has grown rapidly among Hindi speaking audiences.
Samrat Prithviraj was produced on a whopping budget of INR 300-crore budget and has opened on 4590 screens worldwide. Vikram, a Tamil film is running on 3200 screens, while Major is playing on only 1460 screens and is made on a budget of INR 30 crore. Major is getting excellent word of mouth and there is a 50% rise in footfalls on the second day and it is keep on growing rapidly.
Vikram also gathered momentum after a slow start. The audience is praising the performances of Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Faahad Fasil. Major is a biopic of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and it has emotions, actions, and patriotism. Samrat Prithviraj totally depends on Akshay Kumar and Sonu Sood. The performance of Akshay Kumar cannot be compared with Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, or Ajay Devgn for Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior respectively. Also, the audience is used to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magic on-screen for these kinds of films; but it is missing in Samrat Prithviraj.
These days South Indian films are targeting PAN India releases, so Bollywood has to deliver some amazing content to pull the audience to the theatre. If we talk about Samrat Prithviraj, it is just an average film in front of the other two films.
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