Shah Rukh Khan’s latest release, Dunki, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has made a significant impact at the worldwide box office since its December 22 debut, marking the actor’s third film of the year. The comedy-drama, centered on the illegal immigration technique of ‘donkey flight,’ has surpassed the ₹200 crore milestone globally in just five days, amassing a total of ₹256 crore.
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Box Office Triumph
- Global Success: Dunki entered the ₹200 crore club globally by Monday and achieved a cumulative collection of ₹256.40 crore within the first five days.
- Indian Contribution: Out of the total, ₹130 crore was contributed by the Indian box office, with an impressive opening day haul of ₹30 crore.
- Red Chillies Entertainment: The official Twitter handle of Red Chillies Entertainment celebrated the success, sharing a poster with the updated box office numbers and expressing gratitude for the overwhelming love from the audience.
Dunki Cast and Plot
- Star-Studded Ensemble: Alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu, Dunki features an ensemble cast including Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Vikram Kochhar, and Anil Grover.
- Unique Theme: The film explores the illegal immigration technique ‘donkey flight’ with a blend of comedy and drama.
Box Office Clash with Salaar
- Tough Competition: Dunki faced strong competition from Prabhas-starrer Salaar at the box office.
- Variety Report: According to a report by Variety, Salaar led at the 3rd spot in the international box office, with Dunki closely following in the 4th position in the pre-Christmas weekend.
- Compelling Storytelling: The film has received praise for its compelling storytelling, seamlessly blending a love story with a significant social issue—the plight of illegal migrants.
- Hirani’s Touch: Rajkumar Hirani’s direction is commended for addressing the challenging subject matter with a lighter tone, making a powerful statement about visa restrictions for certain demographics.
Despite competition, Dunki continues to charm audiences globally, cementing its place as a successful addition to Shah Rukh Khan’s filmography.