Aarakshan

Aarakshan poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $651,096Details
International Box Office $12,992,412
Worldwide Box Office $13,643,508
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Synopsis

Aarakshan is the story of Prabhakar Anand, the legendary idealistic principal of a college that he has single-handedly turned into the state's best. It is the story of his loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar who will do anything for his Sir. Of Deepak's love for Prabhakar's daughter, Poorbi, of his friendship with Sushant. It is the story of their love, their lively friendship, their zest for life, and of their dreams for the future. Centered on one of the most controversial issues of recent years, with the Supreme Court's order on reservation, the story suddenly becomes a rollercoaster ride of high drama, conflict, and rebellion, which tests their love and friendship for one another, and their loyalty to Prabhakar Anand

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
80% - Fresh
Audience
48% - Spilled

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: August 12th, 2011 (Limited) by Reliance Big Pictures
Keywords: Inspired by a True Story, Political, Class Warfare, Bigotry, College, Inspirational Teacher, Bollywood
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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Cast

Amitabh Bachchan    Prabhakar
Saif Ali Khan    Deepak
Manoj Baipayee    Poorbi Anand
Prateik Babbar    Sushant Seth

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Prakash Jha
Producer    Prakash Jha
Producer    Firoz A. Nadiadwala
Screenwriter    Anjum Rajabali
Screenwriter    Prakash Jha
Composer    Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cinematographer    Sachin Krishn
Editor    Santosh Mandal

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/12 - $108,337   90 $1,204   $108,337 1
2011/08/13 - $137,233 +27% 90 $1,525   $245,570 2
2011/08/14 - $99,091 -28% 91 $1,089   $344,661 3
2011/08/15 - $21,141 -79% 90 $235   $365,802 4
2011/08/16 - $35,133 +66% 90 $390   $400,935 5
2011/08/17 - $24,519 -30% 90 $272   $425,454 6
2011/08/18 - $15,256 -38% 90 $170   $440,710 7
2011/08/19 - $34,688 +127% 85 $408   $475,398 8
2011/08/20 - $54,400 +57% 85 $640   $529,798 9
2011/08/21 - $31,800 -42% 85 $374   $561,598 10
2011/08/22 - $7,185 -77% 85 $85   $568,783 11
2011/08/23 - $14,442 +101% 85 $170   $583,225 12
2011/08/24 - $9,257 -36% 85 $109   $592,482 13
2011/08/25 - $7,259 -22% 85 $85   $599,741 14
2011/08/26 - $8,702 +20% 36 $242   $608,443 15
2011/08/27 - $12,253 +41% 36 $340   $620,696 16
2011/08/28 - $8,631 -30% 36 $240   $629,327 17
2011/08/29 - $2,506 -71% 36 $70   $631,833 18
2011/08/30 - $5,402 +116% 36 $150   $637,235 19
2011/08/31 - $967 -82% 36 $27   $638,202 20
2011/09/01 - $680 -30% 36 $19   $638,882 21
2011/09/02 - $1,063 +56% 12 $89   $639,945 22
2011/09/03 - $3,140 +195% 12 $262   $643,085 23
2011/09/04 - $2,778 -12% 12 $232   $645,863 24
2011/09/05 86 $1,816 -35% 12 $151   $647,679 25
2011/09/06 - $370 -80% 12 $31   $648,049 26
2011/09/07 - $318 -14% 12 $27   $648,367 27
2011/09/08 - $628 +97% 12 $52   $648,995 28
2011/09/09 - $210 -67% 2 $105   $649,205 29
2011/09/10 - $200 -5% 2 $100   $649,405 30
2011/09/11 - $386 +93% 2 $193   $649,791 31
2011/09/12 - $15 -96% 2 $8   $649,806 32
2011/09/13 - $135 +800% 2 $68   $649,941 33
2011/09/14 - $134 -1% 2 $67   $650,075 34
2011/09/15 - $52 -61% 2 $26   $650,127 35
2011/09/16 - $288 +454% 2 $144   $650,415 36
2011/09/17 - $312 +8% 2 $156   $650,727 37
2011/09/18 - $90 -71% 2 $45   $650,817 38
2011/09/19 - $40 -56% 2 $20   $650,857 39
2011/09/20 - $45 +13% 2 $23   $650,902 40
2011/09/21 - $179 +298% 2 $90   $651,081 41
2011/09/22 - $15 -92% 2 $8   $651,096 42

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/08/12 24 $344,661   91 $3,787   $344,661 3
2011/08/19 39 $120,888 -65% 85 $1,422   $561,598 10
2011/08/26 56 $29,586 -76% 36 $822   $629,327 17
2011/09/02 88 $6,981 -76% 12 $582   $645,863 24
2011/09/09 120 $796 -89% 2 $398   $649,791 31
2011/09/16 123 $690 -13% 2 $345   $650,817 38

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