‘Gold’ and ‘Satyamev Jayate’ Rake In Huge Numbers At The Box Office
Mumbai: Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ and John Abraham’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’ which released on the occasion of Independence Day on Wednesday had a super first day at the box office. Both Akshay and John have recorded their highest day one collections through their respective films. August 15 was a public holiday and the inclination of both films towards sports, nationalism and national identity paid off well, assuring good business at the box office.
The tremendous response to both the films was confirmed by film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh who wrote on Twitter-
“The BIG HOLIDAY [#IndependenceDay] results in BIG NUMBERS at the BO… Both, #Gold and #SatyamevaJayate have TERRIFIC Day 1… Both, Akshay and John record their HIGHEST *Day 1* biz… The *combined* total is approx ₹ 45 cr [+/-], which is HUMONGOUS… YESS BO is on.. ”
The BIG HOLIDAY [#IndependenceDay] results in BIG NUMBERS at the BO… Both, #Gold and #SatyamevaJayate have TERRIFIC Day 1… Both, Akshay and John record their HIGHEST *Day 1* biz… The *combined* total is approx ₹ 45 cr [+/-], which is HUMONGOUS… Yesss, BO is on 🔥🔥🔥
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2018
Notably, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ is based on the life of a sportsman named Tapan Das, who was a part of the Hockey team that won the Olympic medal for India for the first time at the Games of the XIV Olympiad, London in 1948. Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the movie is directed by Reema Kagti of ‘Talaash’ fame and marks the Bollywood debut of TV actress Mouni Roy.
‘Satyamev Jayate’ on the other hand, is a thriller cop drama starring John Abraham and Manoj Bajpayee. Directed by Milap Zaveri and co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani, the movie also stars Aisha Sharma and Amruta Khanvilkar in pivotal roles. Besides, Moroccan-Canadian actress Nora Fatehi has done a special dance number in the film on the recreated version of the song ‘Dilbar’ from the 1999 film ‘Sirf Tum’.