Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon‘s much-anticipated action flick ‘Ganapath‘ hit theaters on October 20, but the film’s opening day performance has left many in the industry surprised. The dystopian future drama, directed by Vikas Bahl and co-produced by Jackky Bhagnani, recorded a mere 9.72 percent occupancy for its Hindi shows on Friday.
The film, which features the legendary Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role, managed to rake in ₹2.50 crore in India on its first day, according to early estimates reported by Sacnilk.com. However, the low occupancy figures have cast a shadow over its potential box office success.
‘Ganapath’ had been eagerly awaited by fans, with Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon’s pairing generating significant buzz. The film’s premise promised an action-packed experience set in a dystopian future, but it seems to have failed to strike a chord with both critics and the audience.
Critics and moviegoers alike have given ‘Ganapath’ a lukewarm reception, marking a departure from the high expectations surrounding the film. This mixed response raises questions about the film’s ability to sustain its momentum at the box office in the coming days.
During an interview with PTI, Tiger Shroff, known for his prowess in action films, acknowledged the challenges he faces in reinventing himself as an action hero with each new project. He stated, “I’ve done action films all my life.
I’m still fairly new in the industry. It is tough to continuously reinvent myself. The stakes get higher, the premise, the geography, the budget, and the landscape get bigger and bigger. So, it gets tough to reinvent myself in this space, and I feel there’s a lot more to explore.”
The film’s lackluster performance on its opening day has also raised questions about the impact of the ongoing pandemic on the Indian film industry. The uncertainty surrounding theatrical releases and audience preferences in the post-pandemic era is an issue that filmmakers and producers are grappling with.
As ‘Ganapath’ navigates the challenging path ahead, it remains to be seen whether the film can overcome the initial setback and capture the imagination of moviegoers in the days to come. The fate of this futuristic action film now hinges on its ability to connect with a wider audience, and whether Tiger Shroff’s efforts to reinvent himself as an action hero will resonate with fans.
Movie enthusiasts and industry observers will be closely watching the box office performance of ‘Ganapath’ to determine whether this film can indeed carve a successful path in the ever-evolving landscape of Indian cinema.