Mary Kom Makes Over Rs 8 Crore on Opening Day

THE FILM, AS WELL AS PRIYANKA’S PERFORMANCE AS MARY KOM, HAS WON HER PRAISE FROM ALL QUARTERS, WHILE NEWCOMER DARSHAN KUMAR HAS RECEIVED APPLAUSE FOR ESSAYING THE LEAD CHARACTER’S HUSBAND

A still from Mary Kom featuring Priyanka Chopra

Mary Kom Makes Over Rs 8 Crore on Opening Day

Mary Kom Makes Over Rs 8 Crore on Opening Day

One of the most awaited Bollywood films of the year Mary Kom, which features Priyanka Chopra in the lead, is said to have garnered collections of over Rs 8 crore on its opening day.

“The film has made Rs 8 crore plus on its opening day,” a source from the movie’s co-producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures, told IANS. (Also Read: Mary Kom Review)

Mary Kom, a biopic on the five-time boxing champion M C Mary Kom’s life, is directed by first time director Omung Kumar and co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The makers are happy with the response to the film which released across 1,800 screens in the country on September 5. The release was preceded by a world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.

Mary Kom has delivered a strong opening day and set a new first day benchmark for heroine-centric films. The word of mouth is positive and Priyanka’s standout performance has touched a chord with audiences across sections,” Ajit Andhare, chief operating officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said in a statement.

They are confident that the film will do well.

“The film is further set for a strong weekend,” Ajit added.

A story of a strong willed Manipur-based girl, who faced all odds to pursue her passion and who continued to follow her love for boxing even after becoming a wife and a mother of two, Mary Kom released in 1,800 screens in the country.

The team, which went all out to promote the film aggressively, was elated when it was declared tax free in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Assam. Trade analyst Komal Nahta has deduced that Mary Kom is a box office champion.

“It may have started slow but fantastic word of mouth will see collections soaring and the film proving to be a hit at the box office,” he posted onTwitter.

The film, as well as Priyanka’s performance as Mary Kom, has won her praise from all quarters, while newcomer Darshan Kumar has received applause for essaying the lead character’s husband, who turns out to be a huge support system in letting his wife live her dream.

Former police officer Kiran Bedi saw the movie on September 5 and was bowled over by it.

She took to Twitter to praise the film, and posted: “Could not have been a better day for release of Mary Kom film. Most Inspirational and well-made film seen in the recent past. Must see for all. ”

Anna inauguration new office in Delhi

Anna inauguration new office in Delhi

Anna inauguration new office in Delhi

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The new faces in the committee are former DGP (Punjab) Shashikant, former IAS officer Avinash Dharmadhikari, Lt Col Brijendra Khokhar, Ran Singh Arya, activist Akshay Kumar and agriculture expert Vishambhar Chaudhary.Hazare said that former Army chief General (retd) VK Singh is not a member of his team, but the two were in touch.

 

Bedi blames Arvind Kejriwal for diluting the moviement

Bedi blames Arvind Kejriwal for diluting the moviement

Bedi blames Arvind Kejriwal for diluting the moviement

Team Anna member Former cop and activist Kiran Bedi has alleged that the former Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal had become ‘suspect’ in its Programme after a few of its members decided to take the political route and sought an intervention by Anna Hazare to give a direction to the movement.Bedi also apparently took a dig at the series of street protests organised by India Against Corruption  led by Kejriwal when she asked whether they were fighting for causes like Jan Lokpal Bill, right to reject and others or just mass agitation.When asked whether disbanding Team Anna gave the corrupt a smooth exit, Bedi said the pressure might have been lessened as a result.

Prime Minister is honest Cabinet is Corrupt says Ramdev

Prime Minister is honest Cabinet is Corrupt says Ramdev

Prime Minister is honest Cabinet is Corrupt says Ramdev

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that our Prime Minister is honest but the Union cabinet is corrupt. Addressing the gathering  at Parliament Street in New Delhi, Ramdev said: “Prime Minister should first make his cabinet corruption free before taking any corruption-free measure.”Ramdev said, “Manmohan Singh was forced to give statement on illegal mining. We all know that the prime minister is a honest person and we all respect him. But people expect him to make his Cabinet corruption free.Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal were also present at the meeting.