Day 1: The Story Of Pokhran Gets Beaten By IPL

Day 1: The Story Of Pokhran Gets Beaten By IPL

The season of biopics is being joined by films that deal with real incidents also. And Bollywood has now come up with a film on India's first nuclear tests done at Pokhran in 1998. The film got released yesterday and have a look at how it is working out.

Opening to mixed reviews, John Abraham's Parmanu: The Story Of Pokhran got applause from elite classes for showcasing what happened around that time and how USA-China felt uneasy with India getting access to the nuclear club. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, the film opened in almost 2000 screens in India alone but we have to say the opening day collections were dismal.

It made only 4.82 crores nett on the First Day, though many expected that the figures will touch 10 crores owing to the huge number of screens it released in. They say that the IPL semifinal (Qualifier 2) between Sun Risers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight riders has dented the film's first show and second show collections, the overall low key promotions did the additional damage. However, a good word of mouth might help the film.

As per critics, the film's first half is little slow as the director took sweet time to establish the scenes, characters and the backdrop. But in the second hour, the film turned racy and everyone is waiting to find out from the edge of their seat as to how India got succeeded at Pokhran despite a couple of big countries holding us back.