It was an emotional moment for producer Boney Kapoor as his late wife Sridevi's last film Mom released across 38,500 screens in China on the occasion of Mother's Day, May 10. He hoped that the people of China connect with the film and wrote on Twitter, "An emotional moment for me. Thank you Zee Studios for spreading Sri's last film to such wider audiences. I hope people will connect with the film there too." Now within 15 days of the film's release in the neighbouring country, it has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the box-office. It had witnessed Rs 9.8 crore opening in China
Mom releases in China today. An emotional moment for me. Thank you @ZeeStudios_ for spreading Sri’s last film to such wider audiences. I hope people will connect with the film there too. @SrideviBKapoor @MomTheMovie pic.twitter.com/VgAtGiuG9H
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) May 10, 2019
Trade analyst Komal Nahta shared the news on Twitter and mentioned, "
#Sridevi’s @MomTheFilm packs a solid punch at the China box office, garners 100 crores. #SrideviScoresCentury"
— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) May 25, 2019
For the unversed, Mom is special for many reasons. It was not only Sridevi's 300th film but also her last release before her sudden demise in February last year. Directed by Ravi Udyawar, the film showed Sridevi as a mother who sets out to ensure justice for her step-daughter, essayed by Pakistani actress Sajal Ali, who was gang raped.
Sridevi won the Best Actress National Award posthumously for her role in the movie. The film was previously released in 40 regions including Poland, Russia, the UK, the US, Singapore and the Czech Republic.
(Source: Twitter/With inputs from IANS)