R Madhavan’s debut film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect appears to be improving its box office performance after a disappointing opening day. On Saturday, the film doubled its daily gross, recording relatively healthier growth ₹1.3 crore transportation. This brought his total two-day earnings to around ₹2 crores. However, given the very weak opening day, it will still need to improve on Sunday to have any chance of breaking even in the days ahead. Read also : Rocketry should perform like The Kashmir Files at the box office
Rocketry was made simultaneously in Tamil, Hindi and English. It also saw release with dubbed versions in other Indian languages. The film, which stars Madhavan, is the story of rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan, who faced and fought espionage charges during his career.
According to a report from BoxOfficeIndia.com, “Rocketry (Hindi) doubled on Saturday from a very low starting point on Friday. The film caught up with Rashtra Kavach Om on Saturday and its two-day collections are around ₹2 crores net. According to some reports, the film was still expected to open low and grow by word of mouth, similar to The Kashmir Files, which had a slow start but managed to grow bigger. ₹300 crore at the end of its run.
Given the positive reviews it received, it’s likely. But comparisons with The Kashmir Files may still be overstated. Vivek Agnihotri’s film opened in ₹3.5 crore and was doing ₹26 crores in one day in its second weekend, a sizeable order for Rocketry. Reacting to reports that Rocketry was set to expand like The Kashmir Files, Vivek Agnihotri had praised Madhavan on Twitter, saying he wanted Rocketry to work as planned.
Apart from Madhavan, actors Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya are also part of the film in cameo appearances. The film also features Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta and Ron Donachie. Madhavan tries out the role of Nambi Narayanan in the film. The film was shot in India, France, Canada, Georgia and Serbia.
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