Aarakshan Box Office Report: Ban revoked

Aarakshan opened to a decent response on Friday with all India collections in the Rs 5 crore range. About Rs 1.5 crores was lost due to the film’s no-show at three important states in India.

There is relief for the producers though, as the ban has been revoked as of Saturday afternoon, in two states – Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

In Uttar Pradesh, the bigger market, the film is unlikely to open in theaters before the Supreme Court’s verdict on Tuesday. 

Prakash Jha, the producer and director of Aarakshan, was elated “It is a relief that the film is finally going to release in Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. I’m overwhelmed by the show of support from the common citizens of India who are going to watch the film. It is reassuring to know that the right to freedom of expression is a real right for every Indian citizen. We are working towards getting the film released in Uttar Pradesh as well”

After the usual Saturday – Sunday weekend, Monday being Independence day will benefit Aarakshan. The film is likely to collect around 20 – 23 crores during its extended 4 day weekend.




  • Aarakshan collected more than 26 crores despite ban in the biggest state of India (UP) …it could have collected more ….Loved the performance of BIGB after BHTBaap…Such a versatile actor he is…..KBC 5 is rocking and so is BIGB !!!!

  • aarakshan is super movie . because, the film reflects comman issue of the indian society. and it is documantary as well as informatic, this fil has good dialoge and has a good script, song is very melodiousand lyrics is poetrical .

    this is very entertaining , i was very pleased to watch
    i am also going to thanks to mr. p jha
    my rating of this film is 10/10

  • Aarakshan is a super movie. It shows reality. Amitabh played a nice role and again Prakash jha showed his masterpiece direction. I LOVE HIS MOVIES.

  • The state govt should not ban this movie or any movie in his state bcoz the generation who is going to see the movies are well knowledgable and educated.

  • it is the worst film of the century and the first song of the film is badly sung and any film that starts witha a song always flops

  • Not a bad move by jha the film could have been more better some dialogues are really chilling but it provides no scope to saif

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