As curtains rise on December 1, cinema lovers will find themselves divided between two highly anticipated releases: Meghna Gulzar's 'Sam Bahadur' and Ranbir Kapoor's 'Animal.' Despite a tough competitor, 'Sam Bahadur' starring Vicky Kaushal as the iconic Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, is poised to make an impact with a strategic release across approximately 1300 theatres and 1800-2000 screens in India.
Two Titans Clash at the Box Office
Caught in a box-office clash with 'Animal,' predicted to earn Rs 100 crores globally on its opening day, 'Sam Bahadur' is not backing down. The film is set to embark on a slow and steady journey, expecting an opening around Rs 5 crore. The performance of 'Sam Bahadur' is anticipated to rely heavily on word-of-mouth promotion, with ticket sales indicating a promising start. Approximately 25,000 tickets have been sold in major national chains for the opening day, reflecting the audience's interest in this mainstream entertainer.
'Sam Bahadur': A Tribute to India's War Hero
'Sam Bahadur' narrates the story of India’s war hero, Sam Manekshaw, who, undeterred by the enemy’s tactics, dedicated himself to commanding the Indian Army from the front lines throughout the 1971 conflict. The film's narrative, co-written by Meghna Gulzar, Shantanu Shrivastava, and Bhavani Iyer, is a tribute to India's first field marshal, encapsulating his strength and bravery in a 148-minute running time.
Looking Ahead: The Box Office Journey
With the stage set for 'Sam Bahadur' to make its mark, the film's journey is expected to be stronghold by its powerful narrative and the stellar performance of Vicky Kaushal. While the film is expected to witness a slow start at the box office, it could benefit from audience overflow from 'Animal' due to ticket unavailability. As the world of cinema gears up for this weekend's showdown, stay tuned for further updates on the box office collections of 'Sam Bahadur.'