Mumbai: The record-breaking mandate extended by the public to the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has not, by osmosis, been transferred to the eponymous Modi biopic, PM Narendra Modi. The crowd, it would seem, are not flocking to a multiplex near them, to take in the movie version, going by the box office collection on the first day – Rs 2.50crore. The biopic, mired in controversy after the Election Commission of India allowed the screening only to have the Supreme Court stay its release, could not sustain the curiosity of the public.
According to box-office India.com the film could barely rake in Rs 2.50 crore. Along with this, the Arjun Kapoor starrer, ‘India’s Most Wanted’, too was released, only to meet with a similar fate. This means the only option for audiences over the weekend is a fairytale flick in 3D — ‘Aladdin’. Evidently, the public flocked to see it, and it has earned Rs 4 crore in one day. The Modi film chalks his life journey journey from Gujarat to New Delhi. Omung Kumar has directed, while controversial Bollywood actor Vivek Anand Oberoi has starred in the title role.