Actor Ayushmann Khurrana‘s AndhaDhun has created a storm at China Box Office. The film which released as ‘Piano Player‘ in China, has crossed the benchmark of Rs 200 crore at the Box Office there. This is astonishing as AndhaDhun, which was released on April 3, has now become the fifth highest grossing Hindi film in China after Dangal, Secret Superstar, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Hindi Medium. The film has raked in a total of Rs 208.17 crore so far.
Also featuring Tabu and Radhika Apte in important roles, AndhaDhun is also on the verge of surpassing Hindi Medium to position itself at no. 4 on the list of highest grossing Indian films in China. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the same on Twitter and wrote, “Top 5… Highest grossing *Indian films* in China…
#AndhaDhun is all set to surpass *lifetime biz* of #HindiMedium and emerge the fourth highest grossing film in #China.” (sic)
Adarsh also revealed the latest Box Office breakup of the film and wrote, “#AndhaDhun crosses $ 30 million / ₹ 200 cr in #China… Biz on [second] Sat and Sun is *higher* than [first] Sat and Sun… [Week 2] Fri $ 2.03 mn, Sat $ 4.45 mn, Sun $ 3.78 mn. Total: $ 30.06 mn [₹ 208.17 cr]… Power of solid content!” (sic)
Directed by Sriram Raghavan, AndhaDhun is garnering praises from all over. The producers of the film released an official statement and expressed their happiness. Producer Sanjay Routray, the founder of Matchbox Pictures, said, “This April has been exciting for all of us. On the one hand, AndhaDhun has raked in over Rs 200 crore at the Chinese box office and is still going strong, on the other hand, it received a standing ovation as the opening film at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) last week. It was an honour to be at this screening along with Sriram and Tabu. We are overjoyed that his vision and our film is being celebrated across the world now.”
Ayushmann too has been excited about how the film has fared in China. “Cinema has always had universal appeal and it has cut across languages and borders. It’s overwhelming to see AndhaDhun among such great cinema that has made our country proud,” the actor had said earlier.