National Award-winning director Sanjay Puran Singh’s 72 Hurein released on July 7. The film failed to impress the audience and failed miserably at the box office. After a disappointing performance on Sunday, looks like Monday blues has hit the film really hard as it failed to perform on the fourth day as well. It could not even touch the Rs 50 lakh mark on Monday.
As per early estimates, 72 Hurayan earned only Rs 25 lakh on the fourth day and struggled to attract the audience. On Day 1, 72 Hurain also failed to cross the Rs five lakh mark and collected Rs 0.35 crore on its opening day. The film performed better on the second day and collected Rs 0.45 crore. The film got an overall occupancy of 11.60% in the Hindi belt. The film earned only Rs 0.47 crore on the third day. The total gross of the film is Rs 1.26 crore.
72 follows the lives of Hurayn Bilal and Hakeem, who are duped by being told that they will be rewarded with 72 beautiful virgins in heaven if they sacrifice their lives in the name of Allah. However, after the terrorist attack in Mumbai, they are shocked to see not a single beautiful virgin girl. The film ran into controversy even before its release after the Central Board of Film Certification reportedly refused to release its trailer.
After this Ashok Pandit shared a video message on Instagram and gave his clarification. Sharing the video, he wrote, “Now, the trailer of the said film is under due process, which was implemented in CBFC on 19-6-2023 and as per the guidelines issued under Section 5B(2) of the Cinematograph Act, 1952.” The investigation was done accordingly. The applicant was asked to submit the required documents under intimation and on receipt of the same, the certification was granted subject to modifications. A show cause notice informing about the modifications was issued to the applicant/film producer on 27-6-2023 and the same is pending response/compliance of the applicant.”
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