Despite a clash with the blockbuster Animal, Sam Bahadur, starring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, has been going strong and steady at the box office. The film ended its first weekend on quite a positive and high note as it earned over Rs 25 crore by the end of Sunday.
Sam Bahadur, which opened with a decent Rs 5.50 crore on December 1, Friday, saw almost double the numbers on its second day, with Rs 9 crore.
And on Sunday, which was the film's third day at the theatres, Sam Bahadur raked in a whopping Rs 10 crore, with which the total box office collection of the film has now mounted to Rs 25.55 crore.
The film has been facing a tough competition from Animal, which has already entered the Rs 200 crore club in just three days, but nevertheless, the audience has only good things to say about Sam Bahadur.
In the film, Vicky is seen donning the uniform once again, and this time, stepping into the shoes of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
In his career spanning over four decades and five wars, Manekshaw achieved some of the biggest milestones for the Indian Army, and he also played a major role in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War.
Manekshaw was the first Indian Army officer who was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.
Vicky, who prepped for the role and shot the film over almost two years, is being lauded for his performance as Manekshaw, and with the film, he has added yet another illustrious feather to his hat.
Besides Vicky, the Meghna Gulzar-directorial also stars Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Neeraj Kabi, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Govind Namdev, and others in key roles.