First Day Collection of 1971 Beyond Borders
Superstar Mohanlal appears in dual roles as army officers Mahadevan and Sahadevan in the directorial venture of Major Ravi. The movie is the fourth instalment of Major Mahadevan series after the successful films Keerthi Chakra, Kurukshetra and Kandahar. The war drama marks the Mollywood debut of Telugu actor Allu Sirish and Bollywood artist Arunoday Singh, who will be seen as Lieutenant Chinmay and Lieutenant colonel Rana Sharif, respectively. Asha Sharath plays opposite Mohanlal, while Srushti Dange and Priyanka Agrawal also appear in pivotal female roles.
1971 Beyond Borders is based on the true events of India-Pakistan war that took place in 1971, apart from the family story of Mohanlal’s character. The movie has been simultaneously made in Telugu as 1971 Bharatha Sarihaddu. The Mohanlal-starrer gets released in over 405 screens across India, in Kerala, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Delhi, NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Dehradun, Gujarat, Aurangabad, Nashik, Nagpur, Pune, Madhya Pradesh, Kolkata, Orissa and Goa.
After the average advance booking, 1971 Beyond Borders started the opening day with 40% of occupancy across the country and witnessed decent rise from the evening shows. As per the report, the movie has done the decent business of 4.12 crores* (405 Screens) on domestic box office and positively expected to show growth over the weekend. Already existing Mammootty’s The Great Father still has enough hold over the audience.
With this, it has emerged as the highest opening movie of Mohanlal‘s career so far after Pulimurugan. Earlier it was expected to rake higher but still it stands at good. Due to such positive reactions, the movie has gained strong word of mouth and positively expected to show fair growth over the weekend.