Sridevi’s Swansong Film “Mom” Emerges As A Huge Hit In China

Mohnish Singh |May 24, 2019

Produced by Boney Kapoor in association with Zee Studios, “Mom” was the 300th and final film of legendary actress Sridevi. It hit Chinese theatres on 10th May and has been doing steady business across the country.

Starring late legendary actress Sridevi in the lead role, Bollywood film Mom (2017) has been performing really well in China. The movie, which hit Chinese screens on 10th May, opened to an overwhelming response in the neighbouring country. People have accepted the film with open arms and the kind of business that it has done there is a testimony to their love.

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Mom is a revenge drama. Sridevi plays a teacher, who has two daughters. On an unfortunate night, her elder daughter gets gang-raped by a group of rich boys in a moving vehicle on the roads of National capital Delhi. The incident wreaks havoc on the family. And when the police fail to bring the perpetrators to the book, Sridevi decides to avenge the rape of her daughter on her own.

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The crime thriller also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna, Sajal Ali and Adnan Siddiqui in important roles. It received great response from critics upon its releases in India in 2017. Many critics termed it as one of the best performances of Sridevi in her 50-year-long storied career. After its release in India, the movie traveled to other corners of the world and won hearts everywhere. China is the latest country to premiere Mom on a huge scale.

After raking in more than ₹ 40 crores during its three-day opening weekend at the Chinese box office, Mom pocketed ₹ 67.93 crores in its first week. The film maintained its pace in coming days and has now joined the coveted ₹ 100 crore club.

Several Bollywood films have done superbly well in China in the recent past and Mom is yet another success story in the neighbouring country. Released across a whopping 38,500 screens in China, the Sridevi starrer is expected to add a few crores more to its total tally before folding up. The film is directed by Ravi Udyawar.


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