Ghoomer box office collection: Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher’s film stands at around 4 crores

By: Priyal Joshi

The movie Ghoomer, starring Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher, has received high praise from audiences, critics, and a number of well-known cricketers, but the profits don’t seem to reflect this. On Tuesday, the movie made about 30 lakh. This takes its total five-day collection to around ₹4.09 crore. Ghoomer released on Friday to good reviews and an opening take of 85 lakhs. It continued to bring in 1.1 crore on Saturday and 1.5 crore on Sunday thanks to good word of mouth. On Monday, though, it dropped to about 34 lakhs, and on Tuesday, it dropped to 30 lakhs.

Shabana Azmi, Angad Bedi, and Ivanka Das play significant roles in the film Ghoomer, which is directed by R Balki of Paa and Ki & Kaa fame. The father of Angad Bedi, Bishan Singh Bedi, a former cricketer, also makes a cameo appearance in the movie. Anina, a batting champion played by Saiyami Kher, loses one hand just before making her international debut. As she battles self-doubt, pain, expectations, and a lot of struggle as a paraplegic bowler, Abhishek portrays her coach. Angad plays her lover, and Shabana plays her grandmother. The character of Ivanka is that of Abhishek’s adopted sister. In a heartfelt letter about Ghoomer, Saiyami had shared how, despite always loving athletics, she had been advised that, in order to be a successful actor, she needed to unlearn everything. She gives a number of individuals credit for the compliments she has received on her performance in the movie, she wrote in an Instagram post, “Balki gave me that. This film has my blood, sweat, tears, and heart. Anina is me, I am Anina. The palindrome extends beyond just a play on the name.” She further wrote, “To @anuragkashyap10 who filled my head with logic and brought back my confidence. To Balki, who filled my life up with magic by giving me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To AB who taught me kindness. To Shabana Maushi who showed me the importance of family. And to Angad, my first friend in the industry; thank you. To spending a year with one hand tied up. And to realizing that we’re stronger than what we think we think we are. To believing in oneself. To Ghoomer.”

Despite gaining praise for the actor’s versatile performance, the film has failed to fare as expected at the Box Office.