Dr. MSG’s satirical comedy Jattu Engineer which released on 19th May in cinema screens has had an incredible run at the box office in its first weekend. It has zoomed way past last friday’s hindi releases Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium and has managed to rake in 54 crores in a matter of three days.
Jattu Engineer opened to a humungous business of 17.10 crores on its opening day. Dr.MSG tweeted about it saying, “Fans are having blast in theatres! Your huge love for SSS resulted in Opening Day collection of Rs.17 Cr. #JE17CrOnDay1”
— Dr.GURMEET RAM RAHIM (@Gurmeetramrahim) May 20, 2017
As for Day 2 i.e. Saturday, the film experienced a slight growth at the box office and raked in 17.92 crores, taking it two day collection total to about 35 crores. Dr.MSG tweeted saying, “#JE35CrOnDay2 can be witnessed from dawn to dusk. Celebrations and excitement among millions of fans is unbelievable & crossing every feat.”
#JE35CrOnDay2 can be witnessed?from dawn to dusk.?Celebrations?& excitement ?among millions of fans is unbelievable? & crossing every feat!?
— Dr.GURMEET RAM RAHIM (@Gurmeetramrahim) May 21, 2017
And then on Sunday Day 3, Jattu Engineer witnessed a significant growth in business owing to the holiday and collected 19.04 crores at the box office taking the 3 day total to 54.06 crores, which is no mean feat for a film that has had a limited release in terms of screens. Dr.MSG tweeted, “#JE54CrOnDay3 Audience are enjoying JE with grand Celebration!! House Full shows running everywhere.”
— Dr.GURMEET RAM RAHIM (@Gurmeetramrahim) May 22, 2017
The film has had an overwhelming response in the north western states like Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana. Jattu Engineer owes its success to its winning recipe of rib tickling humour infused with well meaning social messages.The story of the movie revolves around an underprivileged village that is struck by poverty, unemployment and drug menace and the film will show how a teacher (MSG) transforms the fate of all these villagers with his deep wisdom (knowledge about organic farming, bio gas and some engineering hacks) and commitment to elevate the standard of living of this village. Jattu Engineer will also highlight PM Narendra Modi’s dream project – Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.