‘Satyagraha’ collects 11.21 crore on its opening day

Maverick filmmaker Prakash Jha’s socio-political thriller ‘Satyagraha’ made a good start at the box-office. Released on Friday, the film has made Rs 11.21 crore at the box-office. It is Prakash Jha’s highest ever opening. He made outstanding movies like 'Damul', 'Mrityudand', 'Gangajal', 'Apaharan', 'Raajneeti' 'Chakravyuh'.

"Satyagraha grew steadfastly and robustly in evening/night shows. Collects Rs. 11.21 cr on Friday. Prakash Jha's biggest opener thus far," wrote Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter.

Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Debgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Amrita Rao starrer, ‘Sataygraha’ is showing an upward trend and all because of positive word of mouth.  Made on a budget of 50 crore, the film is expected to recovered the cost of making in the coming days and will made handsome profit. The film received a mixed review from critics and mixed response from the viewers.

However, UTV Motion Pictures are hoping for a good opening weekend. 

"The film has taken a good start at the box office. It is being well-received by viewers all across age groups. As word spreads which is positive - we expect significant growth over the weekend," Gaurav Verma, director, India Theatrical Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.

This multi starrer movie had an above average occupancy on its opening and the film was showed in 2400-2500 theatres approx. The number is expected to go up in the weekends.

‘Satyagraha’ reflects the revolution of the middle-class society against a corrupt and unjust system.