4th October 2023, Mumbai: Vivek Agnihotri’s latest directorial venture, ‘The Vaccine War,’ seems to be facing challenges at the box office. Here’s an update on the film’s performance:
‘Box Office Struggles’:
‘The Vaccine War,’ directed by Vivek Agnihotri and produced by Pallavi Joshi, is facing a tough time at the Indian box office. Despite its release on September 28, the film has been struggling to make a mark in terms of box office collection.
The film, which stars Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen, Girija Oak, Nivedita Bhattacharya, and Sapthami Gowda in pivotal roles, received mixed reviews from both audiences and critics. Although it was made with a budget of around 10 crores, it’s struggling to reach even that figure in terms of box office earnings.
‘October 3 Collection’:
On October 3, ‘The Vaccine War’ had a particularly disappointing day at the box office, earning just Rs 65 lakh. This brings the total collection of the film to approximately Rs 7.80 crore.
The film also witnessed a low overall occupancy rate of 10.77 percent in the Hindi belt on October 3, indicating its challenges in attracting audiences to theaters.
‘The Vaccine War’ is a tribute to the dedication of the medical fraternity and scientists who worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic. It sheds light on the efforts of Indian scientists in the development of vaccines and uncovers stories that remained hidden behind the scenes.
The movie features a talented ensemble cast, including Anupam Kher, Nana Patekar, Sapthami Gowda, and Pallavi Joshi.
‘The Vaccine War’ tells the story of the development of the Covaxin vaccine during the Covid-19 pandemic in India. It is marketed as ‘India’s first bio-science film’ and showcases the sacrifices and achievements of the Indian scientific community in creating India’s first Covid-19 vaccine.
While ‘The Vaccine War’ explores a significant and relevant theme, it appears to have faced challenges in attracting a substantial audience to theaters. The film’s performance at the box office reflects the complex dynamics of the Indian film industry, where the success of a movie can be influenced by various factors, including competition and audience reception.
By Yashika Desai