Celebrations on the cards for Saif Ali Khan ,as his recent home production Illuminati’s Agent Vinod took a impressive opening at the box office, the star’s biggest opening so far.
The action spy thriller that collected approximately10 crores at the box office on its opening day ,is fast becoming one of the biggest films of the year courtesy its hi-octane action, peppy music and production values on par international standards, giving Saif Ali Khan aka Agent Vinod his career’s biggest solo opening.
Says acclaimed trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh ” Saif Ali Khan has grown as an actor and also grown as a box-office power. The number of screens first decides the craze for the film and the first day business is an indicator of its strength at the box office. The massive figures only go to show that Saif has a rare combination of talent and box office pull”.
Says Jogindar Tuteja “Saif has shown a remarkable growth over last 20 years. Starting as a dancing hero in numerous ‘masala’ films, sustaining himself in that mode for a decade when the world was gunning for him, taking a calculated risk to do strong roles in ‘Big Three’ Khan driven films like ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ (Shahrukh), ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (Aamir) and ‘Hum Saath Saath Hai’ (Salman) when it was time to reinvent, coming on his own with the likes of ‘Hum Tum’, ‘Omkara’, ‘Race’ and ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and now living his dream with his biggest film ‘Agent Vinod’, Saif has promised…..and delivered.”.
With the trade touting it as Bollywood’s very first action-franchise ,having in shot in over 12 countries across the world including Morocco, Russia and Latvia,the highly anticipated action-adventure took an notable opening with evening shows in prime metros running to a packed house, not to mention, single centers that are reacting well ,an encouraging testament that Indian audiences are opening up to slick, fast paced cinema .
The Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Agent Vinod released worldwide March 23rd,2012 Sent on my BlackBerry® from Vodafone