Christopher Nolan’s latest film “Oppenheimer” has made an explosive entry into Indian theaters, garnering significant attention from audiences and critics alike. According to early estimates provided by industry tracker Sacnilk, the highly-anticipated movie raked in an impressive Rs 13-14 crore on its opening day in India. Starring the talented Cillian Murphy in the lead role of theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, the film hit the screens on July 21, captivating audiences with its gripping narrative.
The clash between “Oppenheimer” and Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” had generated considerable excitement among moviegoers. On the opening day, “Oppenheimer” outperformed “Barbie” by a significant margin, with the latter managing to collect Rs 5-5.50 crore. Notably, “Oppenheimer” also claimed the honor of recording the biggest opening for a Hollywood film in India this year, surpassing even the formidable performance of Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” which earned Rs 12.50 crore on its opening day. The film also outperformed Vin Diesel’s “Fast X,” which had debuted in India with Rs 12.50 crore on May 19.
The movie’s success wasn’t confined to metropolitan areas; it resonated strongly with audiences in smaller cities and towns across the country, solidifying its widespread appeal.
Critics showered “Oppenheimer” with praise, particularly lauding Cillian Murphy’s outstanding portrayal of J Robert Oppenheimer. The film earned a stellar rating of 4.5 stars from “The Indian Express” critic Shalini Langer, who noted that the film’s performances, including Florence Pugh’s impactful bit role, contributed to its enthralling experience.
“Oppenheimer” recounts the historical events during World War II when Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr appointed Oppenheimer to lead the top-secret Manhattan Project. Collaborating with a team of dedicated scientists, Oppenheimer worked relentlessly for years to develop and design the world’s first atomic bombs. The culmination of their efforts came on July 16, 1945, when the world witnessed its first nuclear explosion, forever altering the course of history. The film’s ensemble cast, including Robert Downey Jr, Emily Blunt, and Matt Damon in pivotal roles, added depth and brilliance to the narrative.
As “Oppenheimer” continues to captivate audiences and shatter records, it is set to leave an indelible mark in the history of cinema, cementing Christopher Nolan’s legacy as a master filmmaker.
Sources By Agencies