Bharat box office collection Day 8: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif film is going strong
Salman Khan and Eid have become synonymous with each other. So this year when Salman decided to return to the big screen with Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat, all eyes were on this project. And going by the box office numbers, Salman and Ali have been able to recreate the magic with Bharat. After a fabulous opening, Bharat has been busy making more money with each passing day. After crossing the Rs 150-crore mark, the film is now galloping towards the Rs 200-crore club.
If Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif film earned Rs 167.60 crore within a week of its release, it made decent money on eighth day as well. According to early estimates, Bharat has earned Rs 7 crore (approx) on Wednesday, thus taking the total collection to Rs 174.60 crore (approx).
Going by the box office numbers, Bharat is set to enter the Rs 200-crore club soon. Released in 4700 screens across the country, Bharat currently stands as the second biggest grosser of 2019 after Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam’s Uri: The Surgical Strike.
Bharat, which brings together the hit jodi of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, depicts the history of India through the life of an ordinary man. Remake of a Korean film An Ode To My Father, Bharat also stars Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and Tabu.
Bharat has bowled over fans and critics alike. India Today reviewer Ananya Bhattacharya has called the film a perfect Eid blockbuster.
Giving the film 3 out of 5 stars, she wrote, “Through the eyes of Bharat, we see the journey of Bharat, our country, through some of its best and worst phases. Director Ali Abbas Zafar manages to capture in 2 hours and 47 minutes the ups and downs that this man and his country wade across. The best part of Bharat the film is that it has something for everyone. It is the quintessential Big Salman Khan Film with all its trappings. Romance, comedy (and a lot of it, thanks to Sunil Grover), drama, action, emotion.”