Mahabharat, directed by Amaan Khan, is said to be India's most expensive animated film. (Agencies)
Made on a budget of Rs 50 crore, minimal promotion was done for the 125-minute film, which is an outcome of seven years of hard work; the official statement says that the movie has collected Rs1.5 crore in three days.
“The movie is not upto the mark. There are no concrete box office collection figures,” Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines said.
Trade analyst Komal Nahta also shared the same opinion. “The movie has performed very poorly,” he said.
Trade pundits are not expecting anything positive for the animated film as all eyes are still on “Dhoom: 3”, which released on December 20.
“‘Dhoom: 3’ is doing very well. In 10 days, it has minted Rs 211 crore in India,” said Thadani.
Seeing the performance of the animated film on the popular epic, it seems like animation movies are yet to be accepted by Indian audiences.
Mahabharat, directed by Amaan Khan, is said to be India's most expensive animated film.