Indu Sarkar Madhur Bhandarkar’s latest drama movie have registered a box office collection of Rs 4 crore in its opening weekend and also has received mixed critics reviews. The movie had was a film on the Emergency period considered one of the darkest periods of the India and released on July 28. Even Congress supporter voiced concern over how Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi were portrayed in the movie.
The filmmaker mentions that he is neither let down by the collections or feedbacks. He calls the movie a niche project made with a budget of upto Rs 7 crore. Talking about the mixed reviews Bhandarkar mentioned that collection is decent and good considering the budget of making the movie. He mentioned that it was a limited budget for a niche film with majorly newcomers and was shot in 42 days.
Bhandarkar talks about how movies like “Indu Sarkar” and “Lipstick Under My Burkha” with small budget are pushing boundaries at the box office. He mentioned that he is happy for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ which has done exceptionally well at box office. He said he is happy that small budget movies are being appreciated by audiences. He also mentions that the movie Indu Sarkar response has been overwhelming over social media.
He also mentioned that because of the censor issues they couldn’t release the film overseas which has caused them a big loss. Though he is looking forward to release the film abroad and to take the film to a lot of film festivals. He mentions that it was Kirti’s first film as main lead actress. He was really happy as she has been appreciated for her work and said he would love to work with her again soon. He concluded by saying that Mubarakan and Indu Sarkar movies cannot be compared as its a commercial film and his is a niche film.