Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, and Radhika Apte starrer Andhadhun is enjoying a dream at the Chinese box office. The film, which is directed by Sriram Raghavan, released in China on April 3 in more than 5000 screens and got off to a flying start. Despite coming out on a weekday, Andhadhun not only fared brilliantly on day 1 but it even surpassed the Rs 100 crore in just six days. Yes, you heard that right. And now the black comedy thriller has beaten Hollywood superhero film Shazam! at the Chinese box office as well. Guess Raghavan's directorial venture has literally set the box office on fire in China.
Here it is to be noted that announcing the film's updated figures, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to the microblogging site Twitter a while back and wrote, "#AndhaDhun continues to shine at ticket counters in #China... Goes ahead of #Hollywood biggie #Shazam [on Tue], now occupies No 2 position... Truly unstoppable... Mon $ 1.46 mn, Tue $ 1.39 mn. Total: $ 16.66 mn [₹ 115.22 cr]." According to Boxofficeindia.com, Andhadhun should end its first week at around Rs 131 crore at the Chinese box office. Well, going by the current trend, it seems Ayushmann starrer will indeed end week 1 on a high note.
However, while Andhadhun is currently wooing the audience in China, the film came out in October last year in India and received a lot of appreciation from all quarters. Not only critics but even the Indian moviegoers were mightly impressed with Sriram Raghavan's twisted yet entertaining storyline. In India, the film ended its theatrical run by minting a little over Rs 75 crore.