Anurag Kashyap directorial boxing film Mukkabaaz shines on the box office considering it’s limited budget and humble star cast. Mukkabaaz had a very slow opening on the Friday by gathering only 82 lacs but the film has a very strong word of mouth and reviews behind it. Kashyap has delivered one of the biggest flops in the history of Hindi cinema by the name of Bombay Velvet and that almost ruined his career until he made Raman Raghav 2.0 and projected his genius on screen. Raman Raghav was not a box office wonder but one should not feel any thing negative after creating a piece of art like that.
After a slow first day, Mukkabaaz picked up and banked 1.51 crores on the box office, which is huge considering it is Vineet Singh’s first lead role and he had competition from Saif Ali Khan. Rise of Mukkabaaz from 1st to 2nd day is unbelievable and more than fifty percent jump is not even taken by a mammoth film like Tiger Zinda Hai. People from all strata of the society are applauding the film in it’s ability to entertain and being realistic at the same time, which is a really rare case in Hindi cinema.
As the day moved forward film grossed 1.71 crores on the Sunday, which will only happen if the film is being liked and Mukkabaaz is being loved. There is growth literally everyday in the collections and substantial enough to say that film finished the weekend with 4.04 crores. Mukkabaaz is a very humble budget and in the clash it outgrossed Saif Ali’s Kaalakaandi. Film will clearly recover it’s budget and will be able to gather huge profit margins as far as return of investment is considered taking a line of demarcation. Mukkabaaz has a 12 day window to bank as much as possible till Padman and Padmaavat arrive on the box office.