Farhan Akhtar's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has finally made it to the elite ₹100-crore club.
For the fourth consecutive week, "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has remained the first choice of the public despite several new releases. During the fourth weekend, the Farhan starrer raked in approximately ₹6.9 crore and crossed the ₹100-crore mark at the domestic box office. The collections of the film are pegged at ₹104 crore.
"#BhaagMilkhaBhaag Weekend 4: Fri 1.3 cr, Sat 2.6 cr, Sun *est* 3 cr. Total: Rs 104 cr. Overall, Super Hit. Blockbuster in North circuits," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film has emerged as the second biggest grosser of 2013 so far, after Ranbir Kapoor's "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani".
The sports biography managed to gross over ₹100 crore in just 24 days. This is the first film of Farhan (as an actor) to feature in the elite club, which has the likes of Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan.
"Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" has been declared a superhit in India as well as overseas markets. The film has performed extraordinarily well in north circuits, where it has been termed a blockbuster.
Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" is inspired by Indian Olympian Milkha Singh's life journey. The film won appreciation from all quarters. Some of the states had even granted exemption from entertainment tax.
During the launch of a mobile game based on the film on Friday, Rakeysh expressed his happiness and said, "It's across the sections. From an 8-year-old to an 80-year-old... and in families, daughters and sons are taking their father (parents) and grandparents to see the film. This is rare! This was definitely not planned," according to Indo-Asian News Service.
The director also that the film's success is "because of such an inspiring life of Milkha Singh" and added, "That's a very special feeling."
"Bhaag" Milkha Bhaag" has had a fantastic run at the box office despite some 25 new releases. However, the film might disappear from many theatres starting this Friday (9 August), owing to the release of Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express."