"Roar: Tigers of The Sunderbans" has fared better than Rekha's comeback film "Super Nani". Both the films released on Friday and received negative reviews from critics, but it is "Roar" which managed to win the opening day box office war.
Rekha's comeback film minted only ₹50 lakh on the opening day. Despite the heavy promotions, "Super Nani" failed to attract audience towards it on opening day.
The women centric film starring Rekha and Sharman Joshi in the lead had a very poor start. The film was expected to open low due to "Happy New Year" but the harsh reviews also affected her opening day collections.
Indra Kumar's directorial film has nothing much to offer to audience and thus the opening weekend will be low too.
Although thrashed by critics, the film opened to better occupancy than "Super Nani". On day one, the film minted around ₹1.5 crore from domestic box office.
Directed by Kamal Sadanah, the film features Abhinav Shukla, Himarsha Venkatsamy, Achint Kaur, Subrat Dutta, Nora Fatehi, Ali Quli Mirza, Aadil Chahal, Varinder Singh Ghuman, Aaran Chaudhary, Pranay Dixit and Pulkit Jawahar in important roles.
The film is expected to perform better than "Super Nani" since the subject of the film is very different, but given the critics and audience review, it's likely that the collection might drop during the weekend.
Meanwhile, the director and producer Abis Rizvi shared their experience about the movie.
"In the last few years, Bollywood hasn't touched upon films centred on animals. Also, India is known as the tiger capital of the world and Sundarbans, as a location, has never been seen in commercial cinema. So, it was the perfect platform to tell a story of bravery, camaraderie and to bring in the elements of human interference with nature," Sadanah told The Times of India.
"Many people told me not to back it because projects in India have a typical pattern today — they want a big director and particular stars because they will give you 'X' amount of returns. But we wanted to make a film that we'd like to see ourselves," the producer told TOI.