Despite the Bahubali storm which took the world by storm, Dangal managed to stay in the news. However, this time Dangal has smashed a record which according to many trade pundits was out of Bollywood’s reach. Dangal surpassed the dreamy 300cr figure at the Chinese Box Office. Also gained #1 rank in the Chinese Box Office Charts beating Fast and Furious 8.
A Bollywood film beat a Hollywood film which had a much wider release. All credits for this feat goes to Aamir Khan and the team which worked on the production of Dangal.
While discussing his experience in China, the film director Nitesh Tiwari said:
Aamir Sir and I had gone to walk the red carpet and to attend the opening ceremony. I made sure I watched the film in a theater packed with a Chinese audience. It was very important for me to know how universal my film’s subject was. In China, I discovered another complete market for Dangal.
The film is marching towards the 1000cr mark at the Box Office. Bahubali 2 recently crossed the 1000cr mark and became the first Indian film to do so. Dangal is going to pass the mark soon and become the only Bollywood film to achieve this feat. Nonetheless, 2017 has been a very special year for Indian Cinema. We have witnessed two Indian films crossing the 1000cr mark which has displayed how much vast the market is.
Dangal is a sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It featured Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Suhani Bhatnagar and Zaira Wasim in lead roles. The film released in China on 5th April and has collected over 300cr at the Chinese Box Office.