Madaari earns Rs 4.45 crore worldwide on opening day

Jimmy Sheirgill...Plays a leadimg role in the movie.

Jimmy Sheirgill…Plays a leading role in the movie.

Irrfan Khan starrer Madaari earned Rs 4.45 crore worldwide on its opening day, according to its producers.

The film collected Rs 3.25 crore in India and Rs 1.2 crore overseas, said a press release.

The thriller, which sees Irrfan and director Nishikant Kamat team up again after the award-winning Mumbai Meri Jaan, has been lauded by the film fraternity too.

While the film is about taking a stand and shouldering responsibility, it also showcases the bond between a father and son.

Madaari presents Irrfan in a role that he acts with such ease that it’s hard to see he’s ‘acting’. “But he’s placed at the centre of a film which is so patchy and contrived that even he cannot rescue it”, The Indian Express said in a review of the film.

“The idea has power. The execution has very little,” the review said commenting on the the storyline of the film.

“In the film Irrfan Khan plays a man who is fighting for his family. However, even in reality the actor is interested in understanding how the whole ‘system’ actually works and analyze the particular problems the citizens face and what are the steps these people take, so that is why the actor is personally meeting the politicians to widen his knowledge about the complete system,” a source close to the actor said.

The box office collections are not really the actor’s main concern, Irrfan said earlier.

Madaari also stars Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal, Tushar Dalvi, Nitish Pandey and Ayesha Raza. – CINEWS

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