Hours after Deepika Padukone starrer Padmaavat was released across the country, makers of the film Viacom eighteen Motion pictures on Thursday said that about a million individuals saw the film on its 1st day. in a statement, it also said that team was “humbled” by the response that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed film. The film has been released in more than over 4,000 screens in the country. the period drama, finally released today after amidst protests that started in October last year, soon after the trailer was out.”We are humble by the response we’ve received for Padmaavat. Over one million Indians have already watched the film and occupancy levels for shows are very strong across over 4000 screens – with most running house-full. The feedback for the film has been overwhelming,” the spokesperson of the production house was quoted as saying by PTI.
Thanking the the govt, state authorities, police and fans for creating the first day of the release successful , producers also said as per the agency, “We are hopeful that each Indian – across all states -will get an opportunity to see the film particularly as we celebrate our great nation’s 69th Republic Day.” Initial reports have suggested the good collection for the picture. variety of Rajput teams have alleged that the film not only distorts their history, but also defames queen Padmavati. even as in Delhi, the occupancy was around sixty to seventy per cent for 1st show at 9 am, in Mumbai it was at 40-45 %. With the long weekend coming up, trade analysts hope for a good business for the film. “The response has been positive to date. we are hopeful it’ll increase throughout the day and in the evening,” Mumbai-based Nitin Datar, who is a member of the Cinema owners and Exhibitors Association of India, told the agency.
A number of moviegoers while condemning the violence by protestors since last few weeks, particularly the stoning of a school bus in Gurgaon, said the film had nothing objectionable. In some halls in cinema theatres like Satyam Cinema in the capital, entire front row was occupied by uniformed security personnel. there were also bouncers in the hall. The film is a period drama based on 16th-century writer malik Muhammad Padmaavat. whereas Deepika Padukone has played the role of rani Padmavati in the film, it also features Shahid Kapoor as Maha Rawal ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Alauddin.