Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor‘s Padmaavat has been unstoppable at the box office. Be it the domestic or the international markets, the period drama has been raking in the moolah and breaking records left, right and centre. On day 19, the film achieved another unimaginable feat. Padmaavat cruised past Baahubali 2‘s lifetime box office collection in New Zealand and with that, it became the all time highest grossing Indian movie in the country. As trade analyst and industry tracker – Ramesh Bala revealed on Twitter, “#Padmaavat with US$614,289 overtakes #Baahubali2 ‘s US$588,399 at the #NewZealand Box office to become the All-time No.1 Indian Movie in #NZL.” Quite an achievement, don’t you think?
All this has been possible courtesy the fantastic pre release buzz, the wide release in different formats (2D, 3D, Imax 3D, Tamil and Telugu) and the great response from the audience and the critics. The engaging content with a historical storyline, intense action sequences and amazing cinematography meant that people kept raving about the movie. A tremendous word of mouth publicity grew and it helped the film rake in the moolah. At the worldwide box office, Padmaavat is now nearing the Rs 500 crore mark (gross) and it should touch the Rs 550 crore mark (gross) in its lifetime run.
For those of you who don’t know, Padmaavat tells the tale of the Rani of Mewar, Padmavati (Deepika). After getting married to Maharawal Ratan Singh (Shahid), the beautiful queen was one of the most talked about ladies in India. When the tyrant ruler, Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer) heard about her, he made his way to Mewar and asked Maharawal Ratan Singh to let him meet Padmavati. But with married Rajput women not allowed to come forth a stranger, he was denied his request
But on his way out, he sees the Queen’s reflection in a mirror and instantly falls in love with her. He wages a war to capture her and while he defeats the Rajputs, Padmavati kills herself by committing Jauhar (self immolation). Anyway, share with us your thoughts about the film’s record breaking box office run in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates about Padmaavat right here