Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray witnessed growth on the second day of its release. The movie earned Rs 10 crore and the total collection now stands at Rs 16 crore. The film is performing exceptionally well in Maharashtra as the Marathi version is being well received by the audience. It is based on the life of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and got a decent opening at the ticket window. The film collected Rs 6 crore on the first day of its release. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office numbers on social media.
He took to the micro-blogging site Twittter and wrote, “#Thackeray biz jumps on Day 2… Gets the benefit of #RepublicDay holiday… While #Maharashtra continues to lead, the remaining circuits show an upward trend on Day 2… #Marathi version is excellent… Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr. Total: ₹ 16 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi.”
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The numbers are expected to grow in coming days. Thackeray is fighting the box office battle with Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Though the movie received mixed response from the cinema lovers, Nawaz was lauded for his performance. It was indeed a tough and challenging role for him. Earlier, while talking about it, he said, “It was a tough and challenging role for me because he was an iconic figure and while doing the film on him, the only thing which remained in my mind was that through my actions, I have to do justice to the role. So, I researched a lot about him, I watched a lot of his videos, speeches and Sanjay Raut (writer) helped me in giving details about Balasaheb ji’s life.”
The movie is written by Sanjay Raut and directed by Abhijit Panse. It also featured Amrita Rao as Meenatai Thackeray.