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After a long battle to the theatres, PM Modi biopic rakes in Rs 2.88 cr on Day 1

The film opened to a lukewarm start, but picked up towards the evening.

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May 25, 2019, 05.48 PM IST
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The film directed by Omung Kumar also stars Zarina Wahab and Barkha Bisht Sengupta.
NEW DELHI: Vivek Oberoi starrer 'PM Narendra Modi' which finally made it to the big screens after much controversy, witnessed a decent box office collection on the first day of its release.

The film managed to get a lukewarm start in the morning with a speedy pickup in the evening. The biopic's Friday collection totalled Rs. 2.88 crore.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the film's box office performance on Twitter.

"PMNarendraModi had a lukewarm start in the morning, but picked up speed as Day 1 progressed... Evening shows witnessed better occupancy... Fri Rs 2.88 cr. India biz," Adarsh tweeted.


Meanwhile, Arjun Kapoor starrer 'India's Most Wanted' which stands as the film's rival, managed a low start on its first day with a box office collection of just Rs. 2.10 crore.

Being the much-awaited film after Narendra Modi's resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections, the biopic opened to mixed reactions.

The biopic depicts the journey of Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as a chief minister and finally his landmark election as the Prime Minister of the country. Oberoi is essaying the role of Modi.

The film directed by Omung Kumar also stars Zarina Wahab and Barkha Bisht Sengupta essaying pivotal roles.

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It's poll season in India. The 2019 multi-phased Lok Sabha elections have kicked off across the country. And it seems that political fervour has found flavour on screen as well. Biopics and films on political intrigue have created quite a buzz on social media, and away from it as well. This year, so far, has witnessed the announcement and release of three such movies on top political figures of the country across decades. While some of these have been deemed offensive, others have been touted as political propaganda. Hailed by fans, slammed by critics and trolls, these films nevertheless have been talked about. Here's a look at films with political hues that have courted controversy:
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