The Salman Khan-starrer "Bharat" raked in over ₹42 crore on the first day of its release on Eid. His previous movies like "Sultan" and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” that hit the screens on Eid also created fireworks at the box office, yet Bharat is Salman’s biggest Eid opener, so far.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, "Bharat", which also stars actress Katrina Kaif, is Salman's biggest Eid opener.
"Salmania grips the nation. 'Bharat' storms the box office. Proves yet again Salman Khan is the biggest crowd puller. 'Bharat' opens much bigger than Salman and Ali Abbas Zafar's 'Tiger Zinda Hai (₹34.10 crore) and 'Sultan' (₹36.54 crore). 'Bharat' - Wednesday (₹42.30 crore) India business," Taran tweeted on Thursday.
He also went on t compare the movie’s Day 1 business with the top 5 Day 1 business of other movies released this year. The comparison showing plain that “Bharat” is the undisputed winner and the biggest opener of 2019, yet.
"Bharat", directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is an official remake of the Korean film "An Ode To My Father". The Bollywood film depicts the history of India through the life of an ordinary man.
After receiving positive responses from the audience, Zafar said in a statement: "It is humbling to be showered this kind of love by audiences. I have tried to present Salman Khan in a totally new light and as a totally new hero with 'Bharat'.
"I'm ecstatic that audiences have liked our attempt to make 'Bharat' a thoroughly entertaining joyride that also has its soul in the right place."
The film also features Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Satish Kaushik and Disha Patani.