After Malang’s release, Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has slowed down its pace at the box office. The historical drama has collected Rs 1.15 crore yesterday and currently stands with the grand total of Rs 260.67 crore. Though it has continued to trend well in Maharashtra as it contributes maximum in the collections. The film has become the fourth-highest 5th Friday grosser of all-time after Uri: The Surgical Strike, Baahubali 2 and Dangal.
Top 5th Friday grossers
Uri: The Surgical Strike – Rs 2.13 crore
Baahubali 2 – Rs 1.56 crore
Dangal – Rs 1.19 crore
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior – Rs 1.15 crore
Kabir Singh – Rs 1.03 crore
The historical drama also stars Saif Ali Khan, Kajol, Sharad Kelkar, Luke Kenny, Neha Sharma and Devdutta Nage in key roles. The period drama is based on the life of Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare, who was a trusted military leader of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Tanhaji is Ajay Devgn’s 100th film. “I have been lucky to be doing different kinds of roles and they have worked too because so many actors struggle to do different things. At that time nobody was doing a film like Raincoat’. I just wanted to try out different things, hence I did it. There was no fear of whether it will work or not. I am glad my risk paid off. A lot of people advised me against such films but today almost everyone is doing such films and they are working,” Ajay said.
The actor also revealed how he is most attached to historical dramas. “Something like ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ or ‘Legend of Bhagat Singh’ makes you think that how is it possible that such sacrifices are made by people? We can’t even think of. They must be different people, what they think and how they function. The country came first for them,” he said. Anyway, have you liked the film? Tweet to us @bollywood_life.