Sam Bahadur Box Office Day 1: Vicky Kaushal Faces Tough Competition From Animal, Earns Rs 5.50 Crore – News18

Curated By: Chirag Sehgal

Last Updated: December 02, 2023, 08:39 IST

Vicky Kaushal's Sam Bahadur is directed by Meghna Gulzar.

Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur is directed by Meghna Gulzar.

Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur collected merely Rs 5.50 crore, which is way less than what Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal earned on its opening day.

Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur received majorly positive reviews when it hit theatres on Friday, December 1. However, the film is facing tough competition from Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal at the box office. While Animal earned Rs 61 crore on its opening day in India, the Vicky Kaushal-starrer collected merely Rs 5.50 crore.

As reported by the industry tracker Sacnilk, the Meghna Gulzar directorial collected ₹5.50 crore on its opening day in India. The Hindi version of the film had an overall occupancy of 29.18% on Friday.

What Do We Know About Sam Bahadur? 

Sam Bahadur is based on the life of India’s first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. His career in the army spanned over four decades and five wars. He was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and his military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the creation of Bangladesh.

Besides Vicky Kaushal, Sam Bahadur also stars Neeraj Kabi, Edward Sonnenblick (as Lord Mountbatten), Richard Bhakti Klein (as Ambassador Keating), Saqib Ayub (Captain Attiqur Rahman) and Krishna Kant Singh Bundela (as Subedar Gurbaksh Singh) in key roles. It also features Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Sanya Malhotra as Sam’s love interest.

Sam Bahadur Review 

News18 Showsha’s review of the film reads, “Sam Bahadur seamlessly blends duty, patriotism, and determination which are rich fodder for any film. The scale of the meticulously structured period narrative is grand as it shuns the trappings of a Bollywood biopic. But that certainly isn’t the film’s sole strength. The brilliantly lensed biopic also draws power from lead actor Vicky Kaushal who sinks its teeth completely into the character so much so that there are many times you’d feel that you forget the actor and almost feel that late field marshal, Sam Manekshaw himself is on the big screen. Kaushal’s intense and intuitive performance presents an incredible tale of a man who loved his uniform and his army more than anything else. It is the actor’s best performance, even better than Sardar Udham.”