Neeraj Pandey and FOX Star Studio’s highly anticipated sports biopic MS Dhoni TheUntoldStory is all set to release this Friday on 30th September 2016. Being the biopic of India’s most favorite cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the movie has enormous hype across the country as well as overseas. So now we gonna look in to the inside aspects exclusively: check it out
Genre- Sports, Biopic
Release Date- 30 September 2016
Run time- 3 hrs 05 min
Star cast- Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani, Disha Patani, Anupam Kher & Bhumika Chawla.
Director- Neeraj Pandey
Producers- Arun Pandey, Neeraj Pandey & Fox Star Studios
Music Director- Amaal Mallik & Rochak Kohli
Music Label- T Series
M.S.Dhoni The Untold Story has whopping budget of 104 crores which includes the amount paid to the captain cool i.e. 45 crores, for his biopic and being a part of movie promotions.
this upcoming sure-shot winner has already recovered its budget before the release.
satellite right- 55 crores;
Music- 5 crores
overseas distribution rights- 10 crores;
Additional 20 crores
By tie-ups with brands like Maruti Suzuki, GoDaddy, TVS etc – Additional 20 crores;
Hollywood remake rights- 10 crores;
considering the official statement of Fox Star Studios’ CEO, film is releasing on the record number of screens all over the country. 4500 across 60 countries in Hindi, Tamil (dubbed) & Telugu (dubbed) languages. Actually It is also to be released in Marathi and Punjabi, but the production team is not being able to get both the versions ready in time.
“We are pleased to inform that the film will be the widest ever release for a film in India and worldwide with it releasing in 60 countries. We wanted to release our film in Marathi and Punjabi too. However, given the deadline to make the widest ever release happen in the history of Indian cinema, we are not being able to get the Marathi and the Punjabi versions ready in time.” Vijay Singh, CEO-Fox Star Studios in official press statement.
The advance bookings are now opened in few cities, including single and multi-screen cinemas. Till Wednesday, pre-booking will be available in all the cities. After noticing the craze of audience, chain multiplexes PVR Cinemas, Big Cinemas etc. have also started the advance booking 5 days before the release.
Bookings are huge in all circuits, this is the 2nd biggest best advance of the year 2016 after sultan till now.
Seeing the massive release on 4500 screens (includes 3500 of India) across 60 countries in Hindi, Telugu & Tamil language a clean 20 crore opening is minimal for the film.
With such humongous hype, screen count and phenomenal start, we can expect more than 50% of occupancy through out the opening weekend. This means, it can easily rake more than 60 crores in the opening weekend with all three versions on Indian box office.
So far everything is in favor of it till now, Neeraj Pandey is a promising director, Sushant is a good actor. Music of the movie already hit the chartbusters. Lets see how critics and audience will say after the release.