The time has come for one of the biggest films of 2018 and probably the most talked about movie of this year. Ranbir Kapoor starrer and Rajkumar Hirani directed biopic Sanju is hitting the theaters tomorrow. It is carrying an exceptional buzz and rightly so, as it has Ranbir, one of the best actors of this generation and Hirani, the incredibly successful director of Bollywood.
Ever since the leaked picture of Ranbir as Sanjay Dutt was shared on social media, movie community has been going berserk to watch the movie. He is looking so perfect as Dutt that the excitement is hard to contain for fans. The makers opened the advance booking on Saturday in many regions and Sunday at PAN India level.
Sanju will be releasing in 4000 screens in India. Its overseas screen count is also big, 1300, totalling 5300 screens worldwide, widest release for a Ranbir Kapoor film. This is a great number to attract mass crowd and mint humongous money. The advance booking for Sanju is really good. The metro cities are showing tremendous interest for it. So far, there is around 35-45% booking done and it will increase by Thursday night.
The heavy combo of Ranbir Kapoor and Rajkumar Hirani is the best advantage any movie can get. Hirani’s films are one of the top grossers of Bollywood, like PK and 3 Idiots. Ranbir is a heartthrob of the nation and crowd is waiting for this movie for a long time.
Sanju doesn’t have any competition whatsoever as Race 3 has gone down and other holdover releases have also slowed down. It will be enjoying maximum footfalls and shows in multiplexes. This biopic can collect 27-30 crore on its opening day itself. The number will only increase on Saturday and Sunday and if the reviews are good, then it will be truly unstoppable.
Trade is positive that Sanju can beat Ranbir’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’s lifetime total as well. Let’s see how it performs as its opening weekend will give a clear idea about its acceptance with audience.