With an all-India total of more than Rs 200 cr net and a worldwide gross of Rs 365 cr, Brahmastra has done well since its release. However, the Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri has questioned Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt’s film crossing the lifetime collection of his film.
Brahmastra surpassing TKF
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri reacted to the news and other reports on social media about Brahmastra’s latest box office success. Ayan Mukerji’s film emerged as the highest-grossing Hindi film of the year, beating Vivek’s own film The Kashmir Files.
According to Karan Johar’s Dharma Production’s Brahmastra Part One: Shiva has made Rs 360 cr gross at the worldwide box office since its release on September 9. Brahmastra has surpassed The Kashmir Files, which was the biggest hit of 2022 with a worldwide collection of Rs 340 crore.
Vivek Agnihotri took to Twitter and shared screenshots of several reports with the headlines, ‘Brahmastra beats The Kashmir Files and becomes the number one Hindi film of 2022’. The director wrote he is better off “alone” and laughed at the reports.
“Hahahaha. I don’t know how did they beat #TheKashmirFiles…with sticks, rods, hockey… or AK47 or stones…. Or with paid PR and influencers? Let Bollywood films compete with each other. Leave us alone. I am not in that dumb race. Thanks. #NotBollywood,” he wrote.
Hahahaha. I don’t know how did they beat #TheKashmirFiles… with sticks, rods, hockey… or AK47 or stones…. Or with paid PR and influencers?
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) September 19, 2022
Made on a smaller budget, Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files emerged as the surprise blockbuster of the year, despite its controversial theme. The film, however, obtained strong political support from several states, including Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, declaring it tax-free.