Tanhaji box office: Movie unstoppable at BO! Ajay Devgn thanks UP CM Yogi; check details

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Tanhaji box office report: Tanhaji has been in the theatres for almost five days and it has kicked up a storm at the box office. Positive reviews have been flooding in from all quarters. The story of a 17th-century military leader in the Maratha empire of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Tanaji Malusare, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has received favourable reviews from many critics. It has become the first Bollywood hit of the decade.

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Keeping in view the storyline of the film, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made Tanhaji tax free in the state. The decision was announced by the government on its Twitter portal on Tuesday.

Reacting to this development, Ajay Devgn, who plays the titular role in the film, promptly took to the microblogging website and thanked the CM. He further expressed hope that Yogi Adityanath would also watch the film.

Meanwhile, movie critic Taran Adarsh said that Tanhaji was unstoppable at the box office on Monday, its fourth day of release. Despite the lower ticket rates at multiplexes due to it being a weekday, the movie’s collection remained in double digits, he added. He also said that at some centres, the day four collections of Tanhaji were even better than the opening day revenue. On Monday, Tanhaji earned Rs 13.75 crores. With this, its total collection has hit Rs 75.68 crore.

On its opening day, Tanhaji earned Rs 15.10 crore, while on its first weekend, it earned a total of Rs 46.83 crore.

Film trade analyst and critic Sumit Kadel on Tuesday said that there was no drop in Tanhaji viewership as compared to Monday. In fact, the viewership saw a growth of 5-10%, he added.

The movie, directed by Om Raut, stars Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Saif Ali Khan and Sharad Kelkar. Soon after its release, positive word-of-mouth prompted viewers in large numbers to head to their nearest theatres to watch this historical drama themselves. Several users on Twitter had earlier posted videos of people lined up in long queues while waiting for entry into the cineplexes. The movie seems to have won over sceptic audience with its no-nonsense narrative, as is evident from its fast-paced approach towards the Rs 100-crore club.