Double Celebrations for Matchbox Pictures’ Andhadhun !
The Genre Defining Thriller Crosses Rs. 300 crores on Chinese box office; Becomes the 3rd Highest Grossing Indian Film in China.
Wins big at the prestigious Film Critics Guild’s Critics Choice Film Awards, Mumbai
It’s raining rewards and awards on Sriram Raghavan’s much-applauded directorial venture Andhadhun!!
Last night was a double celebration for this genre-defining thriller.
Produced by Sanjay Routray’s Matchbox Pictures, the film starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte among others, was released in China on 3rd April under the title – The Piano Player and has taken the Chinese Box Office by storm ever since. It has now grossed Rs. 303.36 cr ($43.45 million) becoming the 3rd Highest Grossing Indian Film in China, and is looking all set to cross the coveted $50million mark in the coming days.
The icing on the cake however came from closer home as Andhadhun won big at the prestigious Film Critics Guild’s Critics Choice Film Awards announced in Mumbai. It has won in following categories at these Awards:
• Best Film: Andhadhun
• Best Director: Sriram Raghavan
• Best Editor: Pooja Ladha Surti
• Best Writing – Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar, Sriram Raghavan, Hemanth M. Rao, Pooja Ladha Surti
Earlier this morning, tweeting about Andhadhun’s China performance, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, ” #AndhaDhun crosses ₹ 300 cr in #China… Eyes $ 50 million mark… Emerges the third highest grossing *Indian film* in #China… [Week 3] Fri $ 1.61 mn, Sat $ 3.45 mn, Sun $ 2.93 mn. Total: $ 43.45 million [₹ 303.36 cr].”
Producer Sanjay Routray, who helms Matchbox Pictures, says: ” This is turning out to be an incredible April for all of us at Matchbox Pictures! We are both overjoyed and humbled that Sriram’s vision and our film is being celebrated across the world, not just at the Box office but also by the critics. It validates our belief in driving good content without unnecessarily thinking about what is ‘commercial’ and what is ‘niche’. Ultimately, a film is ‘good’ or’ bad’ and the audience decides that. Kudos to all members of the team who believed in this and gave Andhadhun their very best.”