Humble, hardworking and just keeping up with the business, Rohit Shetty maintains his position as the number one director in Bollywood. Delivering results consistently with commercial success as the name of the game, he has now marked his ninth century with Sooryavanshi. The film has passed the 100 million rupee mark in just 5 days and there is much more to come.
His supremacy as the man with the greatest successes and that too movie after movie can be seen well in the fact that after him, the directors with the best box office results have 3 centuries each to their name. They are Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajkumar Hirani, Ali Abbas Zafar, and Kabir Khan. Each of them have also been delivering quite impressively with several greats to their name. In fact, they’ve all done something Rohit Shetty hasn’t done so far, which is to score a triple century each. They don’t make as many movies as Rohit, however, and the filmmaker has come by leaps and bounds as a result.
Here’s how his list of great characters is so far:
Us – 240.31 million rupees
Chennai Express – Rs 227 million
Golmaal Again – 205.70 crore
Dilwale – 148 million rupees
Singham’s Return – Rs 140 million
Golmaal 3 – 106 million rupees
Sooryavanshi – Rs 103.59 crore * (5 days total)
Bol Bachchan – 103 crore rupees
Singham – 100.30 million rupees
As you can see, Sooryavanshi is already making inroads on the charts and in no time would have surpassed Dilwale. [148 crores] also to emerge as the largest quarter in Rohit. Post that it would be about breaking the 200 crore barrier, which could well be a challenge. It would all come down to the kind of grip the film achieves from the second weekend onwards and if that turns out to be strong enough then there could be more records waiting for the filmmaker who definitely knows the pulse of the audience.
*Dear. Final numbers expected
Note: All collections according to sources of production and distribution.
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