Sriram Raghavan's directorial venture Andhadhun, which released in China last week as Piano Player, is minting big money at the box office. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte in the lead, the comedy crime thriller has impressed the Chinese audience so much that the film has already crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the ticket windows. Yes, you heard that right. Andhahun came out in India last year and opened to rave reviews from the critics. The film then struck a chord with the masses and went on to become one of the biggest hits of last year in the medium-budget category. AndhaDhun China Box Office Collection: Ayushmann Khurrana Starrer Has Another Reason to Celebrate as Film Inches Towards Rs 100 Cr
And now Raghavan's offering is unstoppable at the Chinese box office. Announcing the updated figures, trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to the microblogging site Twitter a while back and wrote, "#AndhaDhun stays super-strong on the crucial Mon, after an *extended* weekend in #China [opened on Wed]... Crosses $ 15 mn [₹ 100 cr]... Also crosses India *lifetime biz* [Gross BOC] in *6 days*... Mon $ 1.45 mn. Total: $ 15.25 mn [₹ 106.09 cr]."
With Ayushmann and Tabu starrer Andhadun doing well in China, it only proves that Hindi films enjoy a huge fan base across the globe. Interestingly, Andhadhun is the first black comedy thriller from Bollywood that has not only released in China but has also tasted phenomenal success. Andhadhun China Box Office Collection: Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu's Film Crosses $10 Million Mark, Is Inching Towards Rs 100 Crore Club
Last year, a lot of Hindi films made their way to China but only Rani Mukerji's Hichki managed to woo the Chinese audience. Another Bollywood film that had created a stir in China not too long ago was Aamir Khan's blockbuster Dangal.