Fox Star Studios and VB Pictures film Matru Ki Bijlee ka Mandola has earned Rupees 22.4 crores in the first weekend. With first day and paid previews adding up to 7.02 cr, the film is Vishal Bhardwaj and Imran khan’s biggest first day collection. The weekend collections of 22.4 crores is the highest number for a Vishal Bhardwaj film.
Speaking about the encouraging numbers, Vishal says ,”Our country is going through a massive transition and I wanted to make a film about the social and political scene in the country but wanted to do it in a humorous tone. The response from the public and specially the young adults has made me realise that Indian audiences are open to satire that doesn’t always state the obvious.”
Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, says, “MKBKM is a very special film. It has the audacity to take on real issues in our society but present them with such wicked wit. It’s funny , its intelligent , its cool ..it is the new age Jaane Hi Bhi Do Yaaro ! The film is being appreciated by the multiplex audiences, in particular across the North, Bangalore and Hyderabad.”
The film is out now in UK cinemas.