Black comedy thriller film AndhaDhun, directed by Sriram Raghavan, is all set to hit the screens in Japan. The Ayushmann Khurrana starrer was released in October 2018 and emerged as a big critical and commercial success in India. Ayushmann received stellar reviews for his performance and won the National Award for Best Actor for his role as a blind pianist Akash. The movie, which also starred Tabu and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles, collected INR 956.3 million at the box office. It also won the National Award for Best Hindi Film.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Matchbox Pictures, AndhaDhun is now being distributed in various international markets. It released in China, Korea, Russia and Kazakhastan in 2019. It entered the INR 300 crore club in China within three weeks of its release and ran in the theatres for 60 days. It has emerged as the third highest grossing Indian film in the country till date, after Dangal and Secret Superstar. AndhaDhun will now entertain audiences in Japan from 15th November 2019. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a Japanese version of the film’s poster and reported on social media, “After having a successful run in #India and international markets [including #China], #AndhaDhun opens in #Japan on 15 Nov 2019... Poster for local audience.”
Meanwhile, Ayushmann has had three big hits following AndhaDhun, including Article 15, Dream Girl and his latest release Bala, which has collected INR 50 crore within four days of its release. Directed by Amar Kaushik, the comedy film is based on how a 25-year-old man copes with premature balding, which affects his personal and professional life. It also highlights Indian society’s obsession with fair skin and depicts the lead character’s romantic relationships with two women, portrayed by Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar.