Mumbai: Ajay Devgn’s 100th film ‘Tanhaji : The Unsung Warrior’ has turned out to be a huge blockbuster of the year, after it crashed the box office records by entering the Rs 100 crore club in a week.
The movie grossed Rs 15.10 crore on the very first day. On Saturday and Sunday, the movie earned as much as Rs 20.57 crore and Rs 26.26 crore respectively. The weekday collection of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday has been pegged at Rs 13.75 cr, Rs 15.28 cr and Rs 16.72 cr respectively.
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a biographical period action film starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Kajol. Directed by Om Raut, the film is set in the 17th century and based on the life of Tanaji Malusare, who was the military leader of Chhatrapati Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire.
Kajol essays the role of the wife of Tanhaji, Savitribai Malusare, who is a strong character and accompanies him in taking firm decisions.
The film depicts Tanhaji’s attempts to recapture the Kondhana fortress once it passes on to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who transfers its control to his trusted guard Udaybhan Singh Rathore. Tanhaji Malusare fought for the principle of ‘Bhagwa’ (saffron) flag and ‘Swaraj’ (home-rule) and ‘Satya’ (truth).
Meanwhile, Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’, could gain only a steady growth with a total collection of Rs 23.92 crore. The film has not played well at the box office. The reason considered for the same is Deepika’s visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru University.