Zee Studios ‘Naal’ becomes highest grossing Marathi film of 2018
MUMBAI: Film studio Zee Studios has said that its recent Marathi film ‘Naal’ has received the biggest opening at the box office since ‘Sairat’. The film has collected Rs 14 crore in just one week thereby becoming this year’s highest grosser.
The studio had released the film across the country including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Surat, Vadodara, and Chennai with subtitles for non-Marathi viewers.
The film is produced by Mrudgandha Films and Aatpat, presented by Zee Studios and Nagraj Manjule, Naal is running successfully across India. Directed by Sudhakar Reddy, ‘Naal’ is a film that beautifully emphasises diverse nuances of a mother-son relationship, opened to packed houses across Maharashtra.
Zee Studios CEO Shariq Patel said, “We are delighted with the smashing success of our film Naal which continues to perform so well at the box office. Given the response, we increased screen count to 450 across India with 11,000 shows weekly. As the leaders in the Marathi cinema industry, Zee Studios will continue to tell stories that touch audiences’ hearts”.
Producer and actor Nagraj Manjule said, “I’m overwhelmed with the response by the audience. It is almost as if there is a renaissance across the Marathi cinema. The success of this film is definably a triumph of the art.”
Zee Studios business head Mangesh Kulkarni said, “It’s heartening to see Naal become this year’s highest grosser. Zee Studios and Nagraj Manjule have always created magic on screen and will continue our journey together to reach newer heights each time. We at Zee Studios want to thank the audiences and our partners on the film for their support as the movie continues its dream run at the box office with houseful theatres.”