‘Liger’ Box Office; Even Vijay Deverakonda’s Bollywood Debut Couldn’t Break Bollywood’s Dry Spell

Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Pandey’s pan-India movie Liger was released last night and looks like Bollywood’s dry spell will continue. Amidst negative reviews of the movie, reports have claimed that the movie didn’t manage to mint big numbers on its opening day, especially in the north. The movie marked Vijay’s foray into the Hindi belt but looks like even his debut couldn’t attract the audience to the theatres.

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As per reports by AndhraBoxOffice.com, the Puri Jagannadh directorial managed to garner Rs 24.5 crore worldwide on its first day. The reports suggest that the Telugu version of the movie earned approximately Rs 15 crore but the much-hyped Hindi version opened at a bleak Rs 5 crore. Telugu faring better than Hindi comes as no surprise as Vijay has a loyal fan base over there. However, the makers have reportedly spent huge bucks to promote the movie all over India and it is meant to be a pan-India film. Only the coming days will tell if Vijay Deverakonda is the saviour that Bollywood is looking for.

Meanwhile, our in-house critic has rated given Liger 0.5 stars out of 5, they wrote, “There are so many problematic (not only misogynistic) dialogues in the film, it is hard to imagine why it was ever passed for the final script. From “Meine tumko pregnant karke choda kya?” to “Uski Mercedes pe apni cycle chadha de”, a lot of it is pushed as comic relief but it only makes you uncomfortable.”

John Colin

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