Fighter Box Office Day 1: Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer takes off with an impressive collection

    The Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer Fighter opens to an impressive start on its first day. 

    A still from Fighter trailer

    A still from Fighter trailer

    The Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer Fighter was released into the theatres yesterday (January 25) after much anticipation. The movie is touted to be an ariel actioner and is a tribute to the bravery and courage of the Indian Air Force. On its first day today (January 26), the film has witnessed an impressive start.

    According to a news report in India Today, Fighter has opened with Rs 22 crore. The early estimates are indeed decent for the movie released on a working weekday. The numbers are expected to further increase due to the Republic Day holiday today. The movie has been helmed by Siddharth Anand and marks the first collaboration of Hrithik and Deepika.

    It also stars Anil Kapoor in the lead role. Furthermore, it stars Karan Singh Grover and Akshay Oberoi in the supporting roles along with Rishabh Sawhney as the antagonist. The movie is based on the timeline of the Pulwama attacks. Reportedly, the film has been banned in the Gulf countries barring the UAE. The reason is being touted to be references to Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir or the Balakot strike.

    Desimartini’s review of Fighter read, ‘Fighter soars high on all the notes be the soul-stirring message of patriotism and the courage of the IAF soldiers or the technicalities of the ariel action sequences. The comparisons with Tom Cruise’s cult film Top Gun were inevitable but Fighter stands out when it comes to the aesthetics of the action scenes. The special effects by Vishal Patnaik and stunts by Parvez Sheikh have been curated meticulously. The spirit of the IAF soldiers and their mannerisms does not look exaggerated or artificial. Siddharth Anand gives all the characters to breathe in the screenplay and not one supporting cast member looks underutilized. The movie keeps you on the edge of your seats during the entire time with its emotions, action scenes, performances, dialogues, badassery, and slick execution. Watch out for an ariel action sequence between Patty and a Pakistani officer. If Pathaan goes by the tagline ‘Kursi Ki Peti Baand Lo’, Fighter goes by ‘Kursi Ki Peti Khol Dijiye’, you will get to know why. The message of the aviation industry being considered to be a man’s world and the fact that women are still considered incapable of flying was also explored endearingly through Minnie’s character. The love angle does not look forced and is a misfit in the storyline. Probably the only downside was some overly inflated action sequences in the climax which defied logic in some portions but other than that, the emotions were organic and simply chef’s kiss.’