Pinning 41.5 crores worldwide Matru Ki Bijlee has registered the best 'pink' of B.O. health for India's thinking filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj.. Contrary to the believe of some trade pundits and analyst whose cinema world is as limited as a frog in a well - VB latest Matru ki Bijlee has garnered Rs 33.15 crores NET Box office in India and Rs 8 crores from overseas - along with the revenues from TV, Music and Home Video has recovered its investment in week 1 itself .
Vishal Bhardwaj, is very happy with the fact that MKBKM has made money says, - This is my biggest opening and appreciation is coming from lot of people. But I am really happy and relieved about the fact that i am able to make the kind of movie that i want to make and still have a profitable film." The movie has been hailed for its cleverness in all the madness, wicked wit and Pankaj Kapoor's acting powers.
Encouraging comments have come from the industry including the likes of Big B who has tweeted - A land issue much like Singur, rich and poor divide, communism of takes, anti-alcohol, love triangle (DDLJ style), politics - all portrayed in a manner not unknown to us, yet unknown ".a composite satire, if ever satires could be composite. Thinking filmmaker like Anurag Kashyap says 'It's the most kickass funny film and intelligent and relevant film of our times'. Journalist, writer, filmmaker Pritish Nandy says, "wicked wit.
And Pankaj Kapur proving again in his peerless acting prowess. Comedies, especially political satires find it tough at B.O.. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola was a bold step pushing the envelope where no one else has dared. Vijay Singh, CEO FoxStar Studios says , "MKBKM has polarised audiences and is testimony to the changing audience preferences..it is todays Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro ! What makes it more gratifying is that despite differentiated content it has found an audience base to enable the film recover its investment in week 1 itself.
" Based on a land scam in Haryana MKBKM stars Pankaj Kapur, Shabana Azmi, Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma. Cine lovers where wondering what will Vishal Bhadwaj bring in this film. After lighting his own torch in filmmaking with 'Maachis' Vishal worshipped William Shakespeare with the desi diya and bolywood aarti in 'Maqbool' Omkara' exploiting different genres for his audience Vishal Bhardwaj film generates interest right from its announcement.
Like Kaminey - the tribute to pop culture king Tarantino which also turned out to be a game changer in Shahid Kapoor's image.. MKBKM - the quirky take on the Indian politics and state of affairs in our country is another chapter in the changing face of Indian cinema.. Now VB production company has entered the dark thriller mystical zone with Ek Thi Daayan starring hit man Emraan Hashmi with b-town new raw oomph quotient Huma Qureshi, the extremely talented Konkana along with Kalki Koechlin.. expectations are bound to be high knowing the fact that the makers understand cinema with pride. The 'Ishqiya' with films will continue.