Murugadoss and Aamir Khan’s Ghajini made history during Christmas 2008 – its worldwide box office collections touched Rs. 32 crores in just one day!!! Now this is some achievement!
This is an unprecedented box-office collection on the opening day for any film in the history of Indian Cinema. Yes! Not even this year’s biggest film, Singh Is Kinng, collected such a huge sum on its opening day! Let us compare this film’s opening day collections with that of its “competitor” Shahrukh Khan starrer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi; Ghajini made Rs. 32 crores on its opening day but Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi collected Rs. 10 crore on its first day!
Can there be a greater achievement for a South Indian director?! Though Indian Cinema decentralized long ago, Bollywood is still considered the hub of Indian Cinema by many outsiders because it is true that none can match this pioneering industry’s grandeur. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is from the legendary producer Yash Raj and to overtake this film in the box-office race is quite an accomplishment; the magnificence of this record is doubled considering the film stars Shahrukh Khan, the box office Badshah!
Aamir, on his part, worked very hard for his film and gave it his all. At age 40, the actor built a physique akin to a bodybuilder’s, which is a tremendous achievement in itself. He was completely devoted to the film – right from acting in it to marketing it, Aamir Khan did everything assiduously. Today, he and Murugadoss are enjoying the fruits of their hard work.
Having collected such a massive amount in just one day, this remake of Tamil film Ghajini (which was also directed by Murugadoss) is on its way to become an important milestone in the history of Indian Cinema.