Main Atal Hoon minted over ₹6.45 crore in India within four days of its release. The film hit theatres on January 19.
Actor Pankaj Tripathi's Main Atal Hoon saw a sharp decline in its first Monday collection after a respectable weekend that showed some progress. On its first weekday, the film brought in an estimated Rs 80 lakh, according to industry tracker Sacnilk.
The biopic of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Main Atal Hoon, was directed by Ravi Jadhav and co-written by Jadhav and Rishi Virmani. Piyush Mishra, Raja Rameshkumar Sevak, Daya Shankar Pandey, Payal Nair, Paula McGlynn, and Gauri Sukhtankar are among the other important actors in the movie besides Tripathi.
Any movie needs to do well on its opening day to establish itself because it's the movie's trial run before heading into the weekdays. Well, the political drama failed the Monday test as it made way less than its opening-day collection of 1.15 cr. The fact that the numbers are now in the lakhs suggests that the movie won't be in theaters for very long.
Considering there was no competition with the film at the box office, it could have ruled the cinema halls but that did not happen. The movie has made Rs 6.45 crore in total so far. The movie aims to end its lifetime earnings in the vicinity of Rs 10 crores.
There are now just two days left for Main Atal Hoon to bring in additional money at the box office before the Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone film Fighter opens in theaters. The film, which is directed by Siddharth Anand, is scheduled to premiere on January 25 and will up all available screens.
Pankaj Tripathi was previously asked in an interview with MenXP if he was afraid to play a political figure because it could face backlash. He responded by saying that a political figure would inevitably have supporters and detractors, but that Atal Ji was one of the few leaders who was also respected by his adversaries. The true question for him, then, was how to try to play a character who was similar to him—should he just imitate him or explore his inner qualities and personality?