MS Dhoni The Untold Story, the biopic of limited overs captain MS Dhoni, is well on its way to becoming the most successful biopic in Bollywood history after it crossed the 100-crore mark in 9 days. The flight hasn’t stopped and momentum remains with India’s most successful captain across all formats.
#MSDhoniTheUntoldStory [Week 2] Fri 4.07 cr, Sat 5.20 cr, Sun 5.90 cr. Total: ₹ 109.30 cr. India biz. Note: Hindi+Tamil+Telugu versions.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 10, 2016
Reports suggest the biopic, which crossed the 100-crore-mark on day 9, is estimated to pick up some more steam and gross Rs 5.9 crore on day 10, taking the total to Rs 109.3 crore. This is acceleration since on day 9 the film was reported to have grossed Rs 5.2 crore. The second weekend is still turning out to be decent for the film, since the new releases Mirzya and Tutak Tutak Tutiya have had little to no impression at the box office.
MS Dhoni The Untold Story is only the second film after Salman Khan’s Sultan to have grossed such a figure in such a short time. The biopic is jointly tied with Akshay Kumar’s Rustom which was based on the KM Nanavati case. MS Dhoni The Untold Story got released in regional markets – Telugu, Tamil and Marathi apart from Hindi.
The film got middling reviews, mostly stating that the film portrayed its protagonist as too much of a saint, but the performance of the lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput got wide appreciation for giving a nuanced performance as the Indian captain. The film has gone on to become both director Neeraj Pandey and its lead actor’s biggest hit.