The Vaccine War Box Office: Vivek Agnihotri’s directorial about the development of the Covid-19 vaccine has had a poor start at the box office despite positive reviews. The film was released in theaters on Thursday at ₹1.3 crore, according to initial estimates reported by Sacnilk.com. It was released alongside Kangana Ranaut’s Fukrey 3 and Chandramukhi 2, both of which did much better business at the box office. Read also : Interview with Vivek Agnihotri on The Vaccine War: “India doesn’t make science films because Bollywood thinks the public is stupid”
According to the portal, The Vaccine War recorded 10.17% occupancy in Hindi on Thursday. The film was reportedly made on a budget of around ₹10 millions.
The cast of vaccine war stars
The vaccine war revolves around the challenges and dedication of scientists during the development of the Covid vaccine and also pays tribute to the unsung Covid warriors. It stars Nana Patekar, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen, Anupam Kher, Girija Oak, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Sapthami Gowda and Mohan Kapur.
The vaccine war review
The Hindustan Times review of The Vaccine War said: “At 2 hours 40 minutes, the film is a bit long for the story it purports to show. The first half is boring, especially when the ICMR and NIV try to find a middle path to conduct various tests on the new virus. The second half gets better. While this is primarily a one-sided narrative in which the media is blamed for pushing a negative narrative against the vaccine, it is also a scathing commentary on the system and its flaws.
Vivek Agnihotri on the vaccine war
Talking about the film, Vivek Agnihotri told ANI, “I mainly focused on India’s victory, how India is becoming a great nation, how the India has become self-reliant and how Indian science is ready to show direction to the world. More than that, I also wanted people to understand who your enemies are. If you want to know who are the enemies of India, who are trying to sell out India, now you will get the answer in The Vaccine War.