Sriram Raghavan’s much-applauded directorial venture AndhaDhun has grossed Rs 303.36 crore in China, making it the third highest grossing Indian film in the Asian country, says a trade analyst.
Produced by Sanjay Routray's Matchbox Pictures, the film starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte, among others, was released in China on April 3 under the title - The Piano Player and has taken the Chinese box office by storm ever since.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday: "Andhadhun crosses Rs 300 crore in China. Emerges the third highest grossing Indian film in China. Total: $43.45 million (Rs 303.36 crore)."
#AndhaDhun crosses 300 cr in #China... Eyes $ 50 million mark... Emerges the third highest grossing *Indian film* in #China... [Week 3] Fri $ 1.61 mn, Sat $ 3.45 mn, Sun $ 2.93 mn. Total: $ 43.45 million [ 303.36 cr].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 22, 2019
He also shared a list of the Top 5 highest grossing Indian films in China. "1. 'Dangal', 2. 'Secret Superstar', 3. 'Andhadhun', 4. 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', 5. 'Hindi Medium'," he wrote.
Andhadhun also won big at the Critics' Choice Film Awards announced in Mumbai on Sunday. It won in the categories: Best Film: Andhadhun, Best Director: Sriram Raghavan, Best Editor: Pooja Ladha Surti, Best Writing - Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Sriram Raghavan, Hemanth M. Rao and Pooja Ladha Surti.
"This is turning out to be an incredible April for all of us at Matchbox Pictures. We are both overjoyed and humbled that Sriram's vision and our film is being celebrated across the world, not just at the box office but also by the critics," Routray said in a statement.
"It validates our belief in driving good content without unnecessarily thinking about what is 'commercial' and what is 'niche'. Ultimately, a film is 'good' or' bad' and the audience decides that," he added.