Ajay Devgn's 100th film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which hit the screens on Friday, 10th January, opened with a collection of INR 15.10. The film earned INR 20.57 on the second of its release, bringing the total two-day collections to INR 35.67 crore. The period action film, directed by Om Raut, is playing on 3,880 screens in India, 2D and 3D formats, in both Hindi and Marathi languages. It was released on 660 screens in the international markets, bringing the worldwide total screen count to 4,540.
Sharing the second day’s earnings, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#Tanhaji roars on Day 2... Metros *and* mass belt, multiplexes *and* single screens, #Tanhaji is simply remarkable... #Maharashtra is record-smashing... Other circuits - decent on Day 1 - join the celebrations on Day 2... Fri 15.10 cr, Sat 20.57 cr. Total: ₹ 35.67 cr. #India biz.”
While it has surpassed the box office collections of Deepika’s new release Chhapaak, Tanhaji has faced some competition from Chhapaak in North, West Bengal and Mysore regions.
Ajay Devgn plays Maratha warrior Tanhaji Malusare in the movie, while Kajol plays his wife Savitribai Malusare. Saif Ali Khan appears as the antagonist Udaybhan. The film has been appreciated for its VFX and large-scale action sequences, and has received several good reviews from critics. Vinamra Mathur wrote on Mid Day, “Om Raut's Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior ticks all the boxes a period drama needs. And watching it in 3D enhances the thrill of watching the action set-pieces and the locales at the display,” adding, “In many ways, Om Raut, the director, brings the old days back when all the three actors owned the films they were a part of.” The film is expected to perform well on its first Sunday as well.