“Sairat,” the tragic but Epic Love Story of Parshya and Archie, released on 29th April 2016, has raked in a whopping Rs 65 crores in just three weeks of its release. The flick has been set against the backdrop of caste differences continues its riot run at the box office.
2016 has been excellent for Marathi cinema. “Natsamrat” earlier this year and now “Sairat” has surpassed all previous records and crossed the 65 crore mark in just three weeks. The movie is now entering its fourth week and is playing on 525 screens. The film was released on 1200 screens across Maharashtra.
The film started its golden run from the beginning when it raked in Rs 25 crore in the first week.
It was the highest collection for any Marathi movie ever. The earnings swelled to 41 crores in the second week and by the end of the third week it touched Rs 65 crores, and it is still going strong.
The film is set in the caste-ridden Bittergaon of Maharastra near Solapur.
The story of two lovebirds struggling against a deeply entrenched and caste divided society has been beautifully woven by Director Nagraj Manjule. Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru are the lead characters in the flick.
The music have been composed by Ajay-Atul, and it was already popular before the film’s release.
Akash and Rinku have given their best in the movie even though it is their debut. Rinku donned the role of Archie, a feisty village girl who rebels against society to marry her love with aplomb. She has performed very well in the movie. The film highlights the bane of honor killings in the caste-ridden Maharashtra society.
The film is now being shown across Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Goa. There are talks about the film being remade in other languages also.