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Tanu Weds Manu Returns registers 368 per cent profit

The film starring Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan was made on a paltry budget of Rs 31 crore has so far garnered Rs 114 crore at the box office.

Mail Today Bureau        Last Updated: June 23, 2015  | 08:13 IST
Tanu Weds Manu Returns ensures 368 per cent profit for its producers
The trade expects the film to cross Rs 150 crore in lifetime gross by the time Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan hogs all screens on July 16.

The sequel to Tanu Weds Manu starring Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan is now Bollywood's 12th biggest hit of all times in the domestic market. Notably, the film's net collection of Rs 114 crore so far, means it has ensured a 368 per cent profit for its producers, considering it was made on a paltry budget of Rs 31 crore.

The whopping figures indicate it is one of the most profitable films in Indian cinema ever. The global lifetime gross of the Aanand L Rai-directed film currently stands at Rs 145 crore after four weeks even as cineplexes report brisk tickets sales in its current, fifth-week run.

Despite ABCD 2 opening fabulously at the box office, the business of Tanu Weds Manu Returns has not been affected. The next couple of weeks will see the release of the medium-budget films like Guddu Rangeela, directed by Jolly LLB maker Subhash Kapoor, and the CGI-loaded mythological drama Baahubali, which means Tanu Weds Manu Returns could lose some screens at the theatres.

The trade expects the film to cross Rs 150 crore in lifetime gross by the time Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan hogs all screens on July 16.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns reunites Kangana and Madhavan for the first time since they appeared together in the first film, Tanu Weds Manu, in 2011.

That film was a surprise hit at the multiplexes, prompting director Rai to plan a sequel. He had originally thought of a two heroine project but later decided to cast Kangana in a double role, as Tanu and her lookalike Datto, who poses threat to the marital relationship of Tanu and Manu.

Apart from Kangana's double role, the sequel also has some brilliant performances by Madhavan, Deepak Dobriyal, Jimmy Shergill, KK Raina and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub.

Unconfirmed reports have hinted at a third part being announced soon.

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