Bharat is a drama movie starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, it is an official adaptation of the 2014 South Korean film Ode to My Father.
Director Ali Abbas Zafar and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan have collaborated for the third time after delivering blockbusters like Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. This time they are coming with an official remake of a South Korean film Ode to My Father.
The film is jointly produced by Atul Agnihotri and Alvira Khan Agnihotri’s Reel Life Productions, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series and Salman Khan’s Salman Khan Films.
Bharat is the most awaited movie of the year with a stellar star cast which includes big names like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani, Tabu, and Sunil Grover.
Bharat is an adaptation of the South Korean melodrama Ode to My Father (2014). The film is a story of a man and a nation together. The film traces the history of India parallel to a man’s life, spanning from 1947 to 2010. During the Partition of India in 1947, a father stays back in Pakistan and makes his eight-year-old son promise to keep the family together, no matter what. Bharat keeps his promise over a period of 60 years, from 18 to 70 years of age.
Salman Khan is the male lead in the movie. Priyanka Chopra was the first choice to play the female lead. However, she quit the film due to her engagement. Katrina Kaif replaced her at the last moment.
- Salman Khan as Bharat
- Katrina Kaif
- Sunil Grover
- Disha Patani
- Jackie Shroff
- Sonali Kulkarni
- Ivan Sylvester Rodrigues
- Abhishek Duhan
- Anant Vidhaat Sharma
- Aasif Sheikh
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will sport five different avatars in the film. The film will feature them from their young avatar to old aged avatar.
As per the sources estimate, the budget of Bharat movie is around 120 to 140 crores. With 20-25 crores to be spent on the advertisement, promotion, and publicity of the film. Thus, the total budget of Bharat is around 150 crores.
No information has been shared about the budget of the film. However, considering the star cast and scale on which it is made, I am sure that is one of the costliest films of Salman Khan’s career.
Bharat is the Bollywood release of the year. It released on 4700 screens in India. In overseas, the film released on 1300 screens.
Posters and Photos
Salman Khan and other members of the movie shared some pics from the film’s set while shooting. Take a look:
First look poster of the film was released on 15 April 2019. It showcased Salman Khan in salt and pepper look. It is the first time in the career that Salman sported this look.
Jitne safed baal mere sar aur dhaadi mein hain, usse kahin zyada rangeen meri zindagi rahi hain! #Bharat@Bharat_TheFilm @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @itsBhushanKumar #KatrinaKaif #Tabu @bindasbhidu @DishPatani @WhoSunilGrover @nikhilnamit @ReelLifeProdn @SKFilmsOfficial @TSeries pic.twitter.com/kHaz7kzkXu
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) April 15, 2019
The teaser of the film was released on 25 Jan 2019 and garnered superb response on social media. So, far it has received 41 million views on youtube with 750k likes and 82k dislikes.
The first song od Bharat was released on 25 April. It is a dance number featuring Salman Khan and Disga Patani.
Total Box Office Collection
Bharat exceeded expectations and recorded the third highest opening day of all time. It earned 42.3 crores on its opening day. On its second day, the movie holds well and earned 31 crores. On the third day, it earned 22.2 crores. Bharat witnessed good jump on day 4 and earned 26.7 crores. On Sunday, Bharat gets hit by a cricket match between India and Australia. It earned 27.9 crores on Sunday.
After a good opening weekend with the collection of 150.1 crores, the movie saw a drop of 55% compared to Friday. It earned just 9.2 crores on Monday. The movie had a low second week. It has so far earned 204 crores in 17 days. The lifetime collection will be around 210 crores. The worldwide box office collection of Bharat stands at 300+ crores.
Bharat Movie Wiki
Direction: Ali Abbas Zafar
Producer: Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Salman Khan
Writer: Ali Abbas Zafar, Varun V. Sharma
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Cinematography: Marcin Laskawiec
Production Company: Reel Life Productions, Salman Khan Films and T-Series
Release Date: 5 June 2019