First Collections Of Padmaavat Are Out And We Can See The ‘Karni Sena’ Effect


The controversies which have surrounded Padmavati (now Padmaavat)has only made the audience much more enthusiastic about watching the film.
The film has been in news for triggering controversies and violent protests ever since it was announced. The Karni Sena has been after the movie and has made one big mess out of the issue owing to its fringe attitude.


The Rajput community and the Karni Sena have held prejudices against the movie and has been protesting relentlessly against the filmmakers and in fact, did not even shy away from announcing bounties for beheading the actors of the film. Amid all this controversy and
melodrama over the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s extravaganza.Padmavati took to the theatres today under the collude of beefed up security and apprehensions of the audience.


The states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh did not see the release of the movie even though the paid previews of the movie started from
6 PM onwards a day before the release. Even in states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, the release was very limited as it was deterred by the fear of protests.


The filmmakers have left no stone unturned in making a grand affair out of this account from the history. Rs 180 crores have gone into the film
and the filmmakers have spent another 20 crores on the IMAX and 3D conversions. Did the paid preview collections bring any good signs for the film?

As per famous trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, the movie has garnered 5 crores from the paid previews despite the fears and protests lurking around the film. The paid previews started on 6 PM on Wednesday i.e a day before the release of the film. If this is to be believed then it only means that the movie will hijack the box office and can even defeat a lot of other films in their collections.

What are your reactions to it? Would you go to watch the controversial movie?