Despite Deepika Padukone-Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Piku" taking a lead at the box office, Akshay Kumar's "Gabbar Is Back" is scoring well in its second week.
The masala entertainer starring Akshay and Shruti Haasan in the lead had a steady second weekend at the box office. "Gabbar Is Back" accumulated ₹11.5 crore in its second weekend from domestic box office.
The film, which is racing towards ₹100 crore mark, has so far minted ₹71.36 crore in 10 days run.
"#GabbarIsBack was ROCK-STEADY in Weekend 2: Fri 2.80 cr, Sat 4.20 cr, Sun 4.50 cr. Grand total: ₹ 71.36 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
While Akshay starrer "Gabbar Is Back" might have received mixed reviews from critics on its release, it has impressed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
"Watched 'Gabbar is back'. An amazing movie. U must watch," Kejriwal tweeted on Saturday.
The film has not only impressed moviegoers in India, but in Pakistan as well. "Gabbar Pakistan" became a trending topic on Twitter with Pakistanis giving rave reviews to the film.
"Gabbar Is Back", which was released in Pakistan on 1 May, earned ₹1.27 crore in its opening weekend from Pakistani box office.
Several users tweeted saying that they need Gabbar in Pakistan also to fight corruption.
Check out the twitter reactions below:
#GabbarIsBack dont know abt India but this movie completely reflects Pakistan system..Corrupt to the core A Gabbar is needed 4 Pak too— kiran khan pti (@i_em_khan) May 10, 2015
A GABBAR Should Be In Pakistan To Motivate Us To Fight With Corrupt Govt Sectors,Servants ETC - Gabbar Is Back— Shahzaib Mughal (@aw3x0m3) May 9, 2015
Pakistan desperately needs "GABBAR"!. A good movie..... exposing corruption in India..— Hermith Mana (@Hermithm) May 6, 2015
@akshaykumar we badly need the same gabbar in Pakistan also ........ Corruption should be eliminated from both countries ..— Ibn e Adam (A myth) (@R3dCommando) May 4, 2015
Great Story why Pakistan is not making this Type of Movies to eradicate or highlight Corruption — watching Gabbar Is Back— Rizwan Chaudary (@chaudary_rizwan) May 4, 2015