Aamir Khan’s latest release Laal Singh Chaddha becomes the highest-earning Indian film of 2022 at the international box office.
The movie was subjected to relentless campaigns of boycott and protests in India. Legal troubles and lawsuits also threatened the release of the film. The film was boycotted by the cinema audience in India. Several Indian media outlets reported the cancellation of the shows in cinemas across India due to low booking and sale of tickets.
It could have done better in India too if so called anti hindu tag not been put on him.
The Indian Express: Laal Singh Chaddha is now the highest-grossing Hindi film at international box office, earns more than Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kashmir Files.https://t.co/ns9PO5xvhN
— Shubham S. Kanhere (@Shubham_Kanhere) August 23, 2022
Surprisingly, the film has become the highest-grossing Hindi language film at the international box office. The film has even beat Alia Bhatt’s starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and ‘The Kashmir Files’.
Laal Singh Chaddha earned only INR 480 million in the first six days of its release at the local box office. The film, however, has started doing well globally. The film earned $7.5 million in the first week of its release in international cinemas. In comparison, Alia Bhatt’s film earned $7.47 million. Kartik Aryan and Kiara Advani’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa made $5.88 million at the international box office.
Laal Singh Chaddha was produced with a massive budget of INR 1.8 billion. The movie was subjected to intense boycott campaigns. Protestors accused the film for boycott on the allegations of disrespecting the Indian Army and Hindu sentiments. Indian media even reported that film might be removed from the cinemas as 70 percent of the shows were canceled.
The film took three years to complete. The shooting started during COVID-19 but was halted during the outbreak in the country. Laal Singh Chaddha is yet to release in China. Aamir Khan’s films Secret Superstar and Dangal were major hits in China.
A few days ago, reports emerged regarding the film’s release in Pakistan. According to the latest report, the distributor has applied for the NOC to the Information Ministry of Pakistan.