‘Tanhaji’ beats ‘Chhapaak’ at the box office

Two most ambitious projects of 2020 were released on the same date and saw a clash at the box office. Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’ and Ajay Devgn’s ‘Tanhaji-The Unsung Warrior’ are released finally and the film’s first-day business is also out today.

Accordingly, ‘Chhapaak’ that deals with a very sensitive issue of acid attack earned Rs. 4.25 crore nett while historical drama, ‘Tanhaji’ revolves around a Maratha Warrior Tanhaji and its bravery cashed Rs 14.50 crore on its first day. As per a report in box office india, though ‘Tanhaji’ did better than ‘Chhapaak’, the release of ‘Chhapaak’ has affected ‘Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior’ across the country outside Maharashtra as the film has that regional feel so it does not have that traction in a Punjab or Bengal compared to a Maharashtra and when there is another film then the collections go even lower in these places. Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior has done around 50% of its business in Mumbai circuit which includes Gujarat / Saurashtra.

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, ‘Chhapaak’ stars Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey in the lead roles. Deepika plays the character of acid attack survivour Laxmi Agarwal in the movie, while Om Raut’s ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ stars Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kajol in the lead roles.

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