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Business News/ Industry / Media/  Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawan’ clocks 65 cr on day 1, sets record for Hindi films
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Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawan’ clocks ₹65 cr on day 1, sets record for Hindi films

The dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions of the film also brought in another ₹8 crore, making for an all-India total collection of ₹71 crore.

Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara in Jawan (Screengrab from YouTube/T-Series)Premium
Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara in Jawan (Screengrab from YouTube/T-Series)

New Delhi: Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan has set the record for the highest opening day of all time for an original Hindi movie, clocking 65 crore on Thursday. The Atlee-directed film has beaten the record set by Khan’s own Pathaan which had mopped up 55 crore when released this January.

The dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions of the film also brought in another 8 crore, making for an all-India total collection of 71 crore.

“Jawan is off to a roaring start, clocking a mammoth 2.5 million (2,50,000) tickets sold so far, highlighting the unprecedented excitement around the film. At 1.6 million, the film’s advance sales are the highest ever for a Shah Rukh Khan film, setting the stage for a blockbuster run," Ashish Saksena, chief operating officer, cinemas, BookMyShow had said in a statement on Thursday.

Saksensa said sales have picked up across the length and breadth of the country for all languages, growing multi-fold for the Tamil and Telugu versions of the film, although the Hindi version is naturally taking the lead. 

“What is interesting to note is that the Hindi language version of the film has specifically seen tremendous interest from markets across South and East India such as Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai even as other metros and non-metros across the country including Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Pune, Coimbatore and Bhubaneswar are propelling the pace for advance sales. Barring Shah Rukh Khan as the leading actor, the entire realm of the film, including the cast, director, storyline, cinematography, music and overall treatment, bears a strong imprint of South Indian influence. Given this context, it's truly heartening to observe that Hindi has been embraced as the preferred language, driven by its mass appeal and popularity," Saksena added.

The popularity of the film also starring Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, is expected to aid the revival of small-town, single-screen cinemas that have shown signs of recovery thanks to Gadar 2 according to trade experts.

“While the movie is expectedly raking in numbers at multiplexes, it has garnered spectacular interest from audiences opting to watch the mass entertainer at a single-screen theatre across the length and breadth of the country. Ticket sales for Jawan at single screen theatres alone has contributed a significant 36% of sales on BookMyShow so far," Saksena pointed out.

The film has released at a time when the industry is seeing its glorious days with people going out to cinemas in huge numbers, said Gautam Dutta, co-CEO, PVR INOX Ltd.

“The love and response of audiences on the first day of the release of Jawan is overwhelming and sensational, and proves the significance and might of mass entertainers in the film industry. The Janmashtami holiday provided an additional thrust across the country. The action-packed spectacle has a truly national appeal with popular stars from the South, including Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, along with an eclectic ensemble of stars, which is making the movie cater to a larger market with its Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions. With the movie also being screened in special formats like IMAX, 4DX and ICE, audiences are enjoying the larger-than-life storytelling in a more experiential manner," Dutta said.



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Lata Jha
Lata Jha covers media and entertainment for Mint. She focuses on the film, television, video and audio streaming businesses. She is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism. She can be found at the movies, when not writing about them.
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Published: 08 Sep 2023, 04:02 PM IST
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