Tanhaji dominates the box office, Chhapaak struggles on the weekend

Last Friday saw two Bollywood biggies hitting the screens, Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, and Kajol starrer historical action-drama film `Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior` and Deepika Padukone starrer Meghna Gulzar’s drama film ‘Chhapaak’ as the two films clashed at the box office.

Both the films got good reviews from the critics as well as the audience but, Tanhaji took a good opening earning 15.10 crores on the first day while Deepika’s film struggled to rake in a good number earning 4.75 crores. The weekend also saw Tanhaji dominating the box office as the Ajay Devgn film earned 20.57 crores on Saturday and 26.08 on Sunday taking the total to a huge 61.75 crores.

On the other hand, Chhapaak did not enjoy the same response earning only 6.90 crores on Saturday and 7.35 crores at the office failing to reach even the 20 crore mark which is disappointing for a Deepika Padukone film. Film critic Taran Adarsh shared the figures on Twitter a while ago –

Chhapaak is based on the real-life story of acid attack victim Lakshmi Agarwal portrayed by Deepika Padukone whereas Tanhaji is based on the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s right hand and lieutenant Tanaji Malusare’s life.

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Chhapaak stars actor Vikrant Massey along with Deepika Padukone in the lead role, on the other hand, Om Raut’s Tanhaji stars Saif Ali Khan and Kajol along with Ajay Devgn in the lead role.