Ayushmann’s action movie doesn’t thrill fans

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is repeatedly praised for breaking society’s stereotypes and taboos with his films, seems to have suffered a setback with his latest project. Despite the captivating action-thriller storyline, Anekwhere Ayushmann plays the lead role of an undercover agent, the film could not perform well among moviegoers, and as a result, the box office numbers were very disappointing.

The socio-political thriller is set against the geopolitical backdrop of northeast India and saw Ayushmann playing the role of Joshua aka Aman. Released May 27, 2022, here’s how Anek performs on day 4 of his theatrical tour.

Anek Box office collection, day 4

Despite a storyline focusing on the subject matter that holds significance in contemporary Indian politics, the film failed to attract the masses to theaters. According to Sacnilk reports, the film failed miserably at the box office on its fourth day of release earning a mere Rs 0.80 Crore while making a total of Rs 7.06 Crore. The action thriller fetched around Rs 1.75 crore on the opening day and around Rs 2.30 Cr net in India on the second day of its theatrical release. Moreover, he could only earn Rs 1.90 crore on the third day of the release.

The numbers are quite low compared to previous versions of Khurrana including Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, which opened at Rs 3 crore. 2018 Andhadhan collected Rs 2.70 cr, while, Bareilly Ki Barfi open at Rs 2.42 cr. Plus, the movie gets a tough fight from Kartik Aaryan Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick.

More about Anek

The film is directed by Anubhav Sinha and financed by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Andrea Kevichusa in the lead role, the film focuses on the northeastern part of India. It was filmed primarily across Assam and Meghalaya, which gave Ayushmann an insight into the people of that region. Additionally, it also marks Ayushmann’s second collaboration with Anubhav after their film focused on the subject. Section 15.

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