The Great Indian Family: Vicky Kaushal and Manushi Chhillar starrer opens at ₹1.4 crore
A Disappointing Start at the Box Office
The family drama film “The Great Indian Family,” starring Vicky Kaushal, had a lackluster performance at the box office during its opening. The film, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Yash Raj Films, managed to earn only approximately ₹1.4 crores on its first day, with a dismal theatre occupancy rate of around 10%. This movie also features performances from Manushi Chhillar, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Sadiya Siddiqui, and Alka Amin.
Plot Overview and Character Highlight
The film’s plot revolves around Kaushal’s character, Bhajan Kumar, who earns his livelihood by singing religious songs. Bhajan struggles with his romantic relationships due to the respect and reverence people show him. However, his life takes a dramatic turn when he discovers that he might be a Muslim. This revelation sets the stage for the film’s exploration of identity, religion, and societal pressures.
Mixed Reviews and Critic Reactions
The film has received a mixed bag of reviews from critics. Some have hailed it as an average slice-of-life movie that might be worth a one-time watch for Kaushal’s performance. Others have pointed out that the film attempts to navigate an important message but fails to convey it effectively. This highlights the struggle of the film to balance its narrative with the cultural and social issues it aims to tackle.
Kaushal’s Love for Family-Oriented Movies
In promoting the film, Vicky Kaushal expressed his love for family-oriented movies, citing classics like “Hum Aapke Hain Koun,” “Hum Saath – Saath Hain,” “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham,” and “Swarg” as significant influences. Kaushal stated that such films, which celebrate Indian culture and family bonds, were part of his inspiration for accepting the role in “The Great Indian Family.” Despite the film’s poor initial performance, Kaushal expressed hope that audiences would appreciate the film for its heartfelt message and cultural relevance.
“The Great Indian Family” is a film that attempts to touch upon significant cultural and societal issues through the lens of a family drama. While it may not have hit the mark perfectly, the effort put into the film by the cast and crew is evident. Whether it’s Kaushal’s earnest performance or the film’s underlying message of unity and acceptance, the film does offer something for viewers. However, its effectiveness in conveying its message and engaging audiences remains questionable as reflected in its box office performance and mixed reviews.
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