These days its raining biopics in Bollywood. After Rajkumar Hirani‘s Sanjay Dutt biopic ‘Sanju’, last week we saw Hockey player Sandeep Singh’s biopic ‘Soorma’ featuring singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh in the lead role.
Directed by Shaad Ali, the movie had minted around Rs 19.61 crores approx till yesterday, at the domestic box office. According to a report in Box Office India, the first-week collection of the film is around 20.50 crore nett approx. So overall the film has done a decent business in its first week.
Talking about the upcoming week, the film’s business at the box office will be affected as Shashank Khaitan’s romantic-drama ‘Dhadak’ starring Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter which released today.
Now it has to be seen if ‘Soorma’ will manage to rake in more money and run smoothly for another week since it has lost screens at the ticket window.
‘Soorma’ is based on the life of a hockey legend Sandeep Singh, who was accidentally shot with a bullet and was paralyzed for 2 complete years. However, his determination and love for the game brought him back and later he went on to win several medals for our country.
Diljit Dosanjh has been lauded by the critics as well as the audience for his portrayal of Sandeep Singh in ‘Soorma’. Also featuring Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi in significant roles, ‘Soorma’ received mixed reviews from the critics.