Akshay Kumar in 'Sooryavanshi'
Akshay Kumar in 'Sooryavanshi' Image Credit: Supplied

Stakes were at an all-time high for the film industry with director Rohit Shetty’s ‘Sooryavanshi’ releasing in theatres during Diwali but the bet has paid off.

The Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer crossed the Rs100 crore (Rs1 billion, Dh49.2 million) mark in just five days as a part of its India business.

In this photograph taken on November 4, 2021, a woman walks past a cinema featuring a poster of the new Bollywood film 'Sooryavanshi' in Mumbai. - Bollywood action flick "Sooryavanshi" kicks off a slate of holiday season blockbuster releases on November 5 as India's Covid-battered cinemas try to lure audiences back into theatres and away from booming online streaming services. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) Image Credit: AFP

Senior film critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter as he gave a detailed break up of the film’s five-day collections. He wrote, “#Sooryavanshi is NOT OUT… Continues to attract substantial footfalls even on weekdays, especially in #Maharashtra and #Gujarat… Eyes ? 120 cr [+/-] total in *Week 1*… Fri 26.29 cr, Sat 23.85 cr, Sun 26.94 cr, Mon 14.51 cr, Tue 11.22 cr. Total: ? 102.81 cr. #India biz.”

‘Sooryavanshi’ is Shetty’s ambitious addition to his cop universe. The film had suffered multiple setbacks in the past 18 months owing to the theatre shutdown and civil restrictions. But, it has managed to rake in impressive numbers, restoring people’s belief in the medium of cinemas.

Ranveer Singh, who has an extended cameo in the film along with Ajay Devgn, took to his Instagram to share a special video dedicated to the director. He captioned the video, “THE BOSS ! @itsrohitshetty #sooryavanshi.”

'Sooryavanshi' is out now in UAE cinemas.