Is Aamir Khan’s Dangal a threat to SS Rajamouli film’s biggest blockbuster
With Dangal now blowing well past the Rs. 1000 crore benchmark, and continuing its run in theatres within the Chinese market, Indian cinema now has two massive money spinners that have released in less than six months. It is poised to become the highest-grossing non-Hollywood film in China ever.
With this gigantic total, Dangal now stands with a worldwide total of 1393.34 crores. Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan’s film remains unstoppable at the Chinese box office, crossing over the much-coveted Rs 500 crore mark smoothly. $92 million that it has earned in China thus far. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted the latest figures, “The race is truly on for The No.1 Indian Blockbuster at the WW BO As of May 20th, 2017 #Baahubali2 – ₹ 1,538 Crs #Dangal – ₹ 1,418 Crs”.
Aamir Khan starrer “Dangal” has grossed more than Rs 200 crores in China in the first week of its release in China. Aamir was also received very warmly when he visited China as part of the Beijing Film Festival earlier this year where Dangal was screened as a part of the festival. Set in rural Haryana, India, Dangal tells the real-life story of Indian wrestler-coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, played by Aamir Khan in the movie, and his two daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, who have become medal-winning worldwide wrestlers by overcoming all odds and breaking rules of a highly patriarchal society. The film’s collection from China will only contribute to its already insurmountable box office figure.
‘Dangal, ‘ which is a biopic of former Indian wrestler Mahavir Phogat, was also praised by Indian audience. It is co-produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Walt Disney Pictures and UTV Motion Pictures.
Thugs of Hindostan is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and star Aamir, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead roles.