Did ”Sam Bahadur” Lose On ‘Rs. 100 Crores’ At Box Office By Opting For A Wrong Date Of Release?

Consequences of a Box Office clash are lethal, Could Sam Bahadur have grabbed some extra crores by skipping its mega face-off with Animal?

‘Meghna Gulzar’s’ highly anticipated war-genre autobiographical ‘Sam Bahadur’ is garnering immense praise and appreciation from the critics and audiences as well. The ‘Vicky Kaushal’ starrer was released last Friday on the ‘1st of December’ minting around a sum of ‘Rs. 25.55 crores’ in its first weekend run [ Rs.6.25cr(Fri) + Rs.9cr(sat) + Rs.10.30cr(sun) ] as per Sacnilk.com. However, the above mentioned figure could have been greater in digits if the film hadn’t clashed with ‘Ranbir Kapoor’ starrer gangster-saga ‘Animal’ on the same debut day. According to eminent movie trade analysts and cinematic experts ‘Sam Bahadur’ has faced a disastrous dip at the multiplex windows due to its direct face off against the Pan-India project Animal.

Instead of heading for a deadly December release, makers of this marvellously filmed biopic ‘RSVP Movies’; should have preponed the release of their venture by a week in turn releasing at the movie markets on the 24th of November (Friday). These extra 7 golden days could have resulted in supremely boosting Sam Bahadur’s box office collection numbers, cruising it to gross ‘Rs. 100 crores’ swiftly without facing any major movie clash at the celluloid. On the other hand, ‘Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s’ Animal has roared vigorously by grossing over ‘Rs. 200 crores’ country wide till now in 3 days, emerging itself as the king-maker.

‘Sam Bahadur’ revolves around the period of 1971: Indo-Pak war which led to the independence of ‘East Pakistan’ and creation of a new nation-state ‘Bangladesh’ for which the ‘Indian Army’ took charge. The film also features ‘Fatima Sana Shaikh’, ‘Sanya Malhotra’, ‘Govind Namdev’ and ‘Neeraj kabi’ in pivotal roles. The biographical creation on Field Marshal ‘Sam Manekshaw’s’ life journey is destined to win numerous prestigious awards and accolades as predicted by film fanatics in advance. The Indian movie shall also pave its way to Oscars being the Nation’s official nomination if approved by the ministry and cinema jury.

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