Box Office: ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ is unshakeable, ‘Chhapaak’ tries hard to hold ground, ‘Good Newwz’ continues to wreak havoc and mint money


Ajay Devgn’s latest release Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior happens to be the actor’s 100th film, and now it has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office as well. The historical film showcases the valour of Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare played by Ajay. Kajol and Saif Ali Khan also star in the film. 

Directed by Om Raut, the film hit the Rs 100 crore mark today and is on the rise keeping its momentum intact. Kajol plays the role of Savitribai Malusare- Ajay’s wife in the film while Saif plays the antagonist Udaybhan Rathod. Sharad Kelkar also features in the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. 

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On the other hand, the other January 10, release Deepika Padukone’s hard-hitting drama Chhapaak showed a decline of around 50% at the ticket counters. It collected Rs 2.35 crore nett on Monday. Its total domestic collections now stand at Rs 21.35 crore. Deepika plays the role of acid attack survivor Malti, a role based on the real-life of Laxmi Agarwal. Although the film received rave reviews, the film is not performing that well at the box office, but regained a little lost ground on the partial holiday of Makar Sankranti.  

Vikrant Massey plays the male lead in the film. The film is directed by Meghna Gulzar and is Deepika’s first production venture. However, the film has failed to make a great impact on the audience. 

Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani starrer Good Newwz continue to wreak havoc at the box office. The film was the last release of 2019 has not faced any real competition from the New Year’s releases. Producer Karan Johar took to Twitter to share that the film has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark in worldwide collections. 

Good Newwz is directed by Raj Mehta and is a rib-tickling comedy. The film is about a medical goof-up that results in the interchange of sperms when two couples bearing the same surname go for IVF treatment and get pregnant with each other’s babies. 

(Source: Twitter)