Padmaavat Fails To Beat Baahubali 2 At Box Office

Padmaavat Fails To Beat Baahubali 2 At Box Office

Ever since the news of "Padmaavat" came out, many looked at this film as a saviour of Bollywood pride, because it is Baahubali 1 & 2 that are topping many records at the box office of the Hindi speaking states. As the film became a question of pride for many fringe groups, it got easy publicity through controversies.

Going by that craze, trade pundits expected that the film's Opening Day collections will beat Baahubali 2's magnanimous first-day feat in India. Actually, Baahubali 2 collected a gigantic 125 crores 'net' from the whole of India. Even if we look at the Hindi dubbed version the film amassed 41 crores nett while recent Bollywood big blockbuster Tiger Zinda Hai collected 34 crores. So what is the position of Padmaavati now?

Despite huge expectations of trade circuits, Padmaavat hardly made 18-19 crores 'nett' on the first day. Even though we could attribute this low collection to the ruckus going on in states like Haryana and Rajasthan, even though everything is well the collections might have surpassed only 25 crores. In that case, we have to say that even Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat also fell flat before magnum opus Baahubali 2.

On a simple note, Baahubali 2 has a better story, splendid war scenes, magnificent visual effects that stunned everyone. On top of that, it has a well-connected family drama to engage audiences. But in Padmaavat, except the grand setup, the film sounded shallow in many places.