6th October 2023, Mumbai: Vivek Agnihotri’s film ‘The Vaccine War’ is facing a dire situation at the box office, and it appears that its theatrical run may soon come to an end. Despite being released in theaters on September 28, 2023, the film has struggled to gain traction with audiences. On October 5, the film earned a paltry ₹47 lakh, a clear indicator of its underwhelming performance.
‘The Vaccine War’ Starcast
‘The Vaccine War,’ directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced by Pallavi Joshi, boasts an ensemble cast that includes Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen, Girija Oak, Nivedita Bhattacharya, and Sapthami Gowda in key roles. Despite the star-studded lineup, the film has struggled to make a mark at the Indian box office.
‘The Vaccine War’ Box Office Collection
The film faced stiff competition from ‘Fukrey 3’ as both movies were released simultaneously on September 28. Unfortunately, ‘The Vaccine War’ failed to resonate with audiences, resulting in lackluster box office earnings. Despite having a production budget of ₹10 crore, the film has struggled to even recoup its costs. Given its current trajectory, the film may not have a long-lasting presence in theaters.
‘The Vaccine War’ Overview
‘The Vaccine War’ is a film that pays tribute to the unwavering dedication of the medical community and scientists during the challenging period of the Covid-19 pandemic. The movie sheds light on the untold stories and struggles of Indian scientists who played a pivotal role in the development of vaccines. When the film initially hit theaters on September 28, it managed to collect a mere ₹1.3 crore. This lackluster start was further compounded by a drop in earnings on October 5, when the film garnered just ₹47 lakh. Consequently, the film’s total box office collection now stands at a disappointing ₹8.59 crore. On October 5, ‘The Vaccine War’ managed to achieve an overall occupancy rate of only 10.75 percent in the Hindi-speaking regions.
‘The Vaccine War’ Offers A Unique Perspective
‘The Vaccine War’ features Anupam Kher, Nana Patekar, Sapthami Gowda, and Pallavi Joshi in prominent roles. Produced by Pallavi Joshi and I Am Buddha, the film was released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu languages. The film delves into the world of Indian bio-scientists and indigenous vaccines, offering viewers a unique perspective on the challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘The Vaccine War’ Storyline and Spoilers
This medical drama narrates the inspiring story of the development of Covaxin, India’s first Covid-19 vaccine, during a tumultuous period in the country’s history. Marketed as ‘India’s first bio-science film,’ the movie highlights the sacrifices and achievements of the Indian scientific community in creating a vaccine that would safeguard the nation against the deadly virus. Despite its noble theme and a cast of renowned actors, ‘The Vaccine War’ has struggled to gain momentum and capture the attention of moviegoers. Its disappointing box office performance paints a bleak picture for the film’s prospects in theaters, with its run potentially coming to an end in the near future.
By Yashika Desai