Actor Akshay Kumar has once again emerged as the ‘Khiladi’ of the box office. His latest release, Mission Mangal, is estimated to have minted Rs 27-28 crore on the first day of its release, the highest opening number for any Akshay film.
As indicated by a report in Box Office India, the film did well in city multiplexes, through great informal. The gathering was likewise helped by the way that Thursday was a national occasion (73rd Independence Day) and a noteworthy celebration (Raksha Bandhan).
Then, Thursday’s other huge release, John Abraham’s Batla House additionally did great business on opening day. It is assessed to have gathered Rs 13-14 crore.
Both Mission Mangal and Batla House got normal surveys from faultfinders. Review for Mission Mangal appreciated Akshay Kumar’s eager performance but was critical of the film’s treatment of its female scientists. “There are cute scenes, but it is worrisome that a film about several incredibly talented women constantly plays up their stereotypical womanhood more than their scientific acumen. These are scientists, not utterly inexperienced homemakers, and their epiphanies should not exclusively be based on examples like the frying of pooris and the hailing of auto-rickshaws,” it read.
Review for Batla House read, “There’s promise in the subject of a police encounter scrutinized with extreme cynicism by the rest of the nation, and it builds toward an engaging finale, but Advani (Nikhil, director) stands still too long, meandering through wooden actors and limber item-dancers in subplots that miss the point.”
Mission Mangal additionally stars Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, and Kirti Kulhari. It depends on the Indian Space Research Organization’s effective mission to Mars.
John’s Batla House additionally stars Mrunal Thakur and depends on the experience that occurred on September 19, 2008, when a group of the Delhi Police Special Cell assaulted a level in Batla House in south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar on a tip-off that the supposed psychological militants engaged with September 13, 2008, sequential impacts in the national capital were squatted there.
Talking about the films’ clash, John had earlier said, “Honestly, if there was a controversy, I would have loved to create it, but Akshay and I are very dear friends, we really get along. In fact, just the other day we texted each other. There is absolutely nothing there. We are just releasing two films on the same day.”