After a number of arguments and postponements, John Abraham starrer ‘Parmanu – The Pokhran Story’ has finally reached the theaters on May 25.
The flick was in the news owing to the fight between the actor and KriArj Entertainment with the latter backing down the project. The promo of the film, which got released earlier this month, got positive response from all sides.
The movie comes under the same category as Madras Cafe and might perform positively on BO if not hit any novel records.
The flick has got a tepid response on its very first day. The movie has made around Rs 4.82 crore on the first day.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “Limited promotions and IPL semi-final hits the biz of #Parmanu on Day 1… Yet, the wonderful word of mouth should help recover lost ground on Sat and Sun… Fri ₹ 4.82 cr [1935 screens]. India biz.”
As per Girish Johar, movie and trade business analyst, Parmanu – The Pokhran Story will finish up making somewhere near Rs 4 crore on its first day.
Girish Johar also stated that a positive tittle-tattle can assist the film pick in the later shows and during the weekend.
Earlier, trade analyst Girish Johar said, “Despite the controversy that led up to its release, Parmanu has been able to generate a lot of positive buzz with its trailers and promotional interviews. While it may open to a decent Rs 4 crore, its figures could go up drastically if it is supported by a strong word-of-mouth promotion and receives good reviews.”
The movie will confront some rivalry at BO with Hollywood flick Deadpool 2 and Bollywood movie Raazi, which have been doing very well.
The Indian Express film reviewer Shubhra Gupta had offered an average review to the movie as she felt that Parmanu didn’t comprehend its full perspective.
“In its recreation, ‘Parmanu’ plays out like a cat-and-mouse thriller, led from the front by the ultra-patriotic civil servant Ashwat Raina (Abraham), and his bunch of merry men and (one) woman (Penty). Even if we were to ignore the film’s jokey, often unintentionally funny tone, presumably used for wider audience appeal, it’s hard to overlook its scant use of historical fact: there is no mention of the origins of the nuclear programme, no mention of the how it came to be at the stage it is, when the movie opens,” she wrote.