Box office collection by Samrat Prithviraj Day 9: Akshay Kumar’s historical film descends to new depths

Samrat Prithviraj Box Office 9 Day 9 The box office performance of this Akshay Kumar film was disastrous, doubly because the film was reportedly made on a budget of Rs 200 crore.

Samrat Prithviraj box officeSamrat Prithviraj Cash Collection Day 9: Akshay Kumar’s film is a dud.

Akshaykumar-Stiff Samrat Prithviraj trudges along at a freezing pace. Its performance was disastrous after a decent opening, doubly so given that the film was reportedly made on a budget of Rs 200 crore. The film has reportedly collected Rs 58-59 crore after nine days so far. The film is predicted to end at just Rs 65-70 crore.

There are also reports to suggest that the film’s shows will be canceled due to little to no number of bookings. The film is an ongoing dud by Akshay. His last, Bachchhan Paandey, was also a flop.

The epic historical drama, written and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, is based on the life and times of the Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan, who ruled over Delhi and much of north and north-west India.

Manushi Chhillar, who makes her Hindi film debut with this film, plays the role of Prithviraj’s love interest Sanyogita. Other leading roles are played by Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manav Vij, Ashutosh Rana and Sakshi Tanwar.

Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2 stars and wrote, “What Chandraprakash Dwivedi has done is polish the legend to be in tune with the prevailing national sentiment.”

She added: “Prithviraj is representative of a Bharat when it was pristine, pure and unpolluted. How did a director who also directed the amazingly subversive “Mohalla Assi” pull off this switcheroo? (Dwivedi has said on record that this is his passion project and he’s been trying to get it off the ground for a decade and more). Or is it just a matter of convenience?”

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