New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: On January 10, Deepika Padukone-starrer Chhapaak and Ajay Devgn-starrer Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior, released at the big screens. While Ajay Devgn’s periodic drama earned Rs 15 crore on its first day, Deepika’s social drama failed to take off at the box office and lingered at Rs 4.75 crore on the first day. The film, after an average weekend, faced the wrath of first Monday.

Now both the films have passed the crucial Monday test at the box office, Ajay’s Tanhaji is riding high and is cruising towards the 100 crore mark, while Deepika’s Chhapaak only managed to earn Rs 21 crore in four days.

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Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Tuesday also tweeted the business figures of Tanhaji and Chhapaak.

Tweeting Tanhaji’s figures, he termed the film ‘unstoppable’ and said that many centres saw a better collection on day 4 than the opening day.

While tweeting the figures of Chhapaak, Taran Adarsh said that the business figures of Chhapaak for first four days ‘slips’ at the ticket window. The film has collected Rs 21.37 crore in the first four days.

Earlier, the film became the centre of controversy when Deepika decided to visit a protest site against the JNU violence in Delhi. She didn’t speak at the protest site but her presence was seen as a sign of statement against the government. Later, many asked for her film’s boycott on social media.

The film, directed by Meghna Gulzar, however, received praise from the critics with many calling it true to its theme. Also featuring Vikrant Massey in an important role, Chhapaak opened to satisfactory numbers but couldn’t pass the crucial Monday test.

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Tanhaji, directed by Om Raut, focusses on Maratha warrior Tanaji Malusare’s war tactics against the Mughal general Udaybhan. While Devgn has essayed the role of Tanaji, Saif Ali Khan played Udaybhan.

Posted By: Talib Khan