Film producer Meghna Gulzar’s espionage thriller Raazi, starring Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal has continued its dominance on the box-office over the week and has earned a total of Rs 45.34 crore in just five days – inching towards Rs 50 crore box-office collection mark.

Released on Friday (May 11), Alia Bhatt’s film Raazi is showing no sign of slowing down even on week days as the film has earned a box office collection of Rs 6.10 crore in just one day on Tuesday. The film that was directed by Meghna Gulzar and bankrolled by Dharma Productions and Junglee Pictures has earned a total of Rs 45.34 crore since its release and still stands with dominance in theatres, inches closer to the Rs 50 crore mark in barely a week. Seems like Gulzar’s espionage thriller starring Vicky Kaushal alongside Alia Bhatt has struck the right chords with movie buffs.

Produced with small budget and minimalistic set, originally targeted to niche audience, Raazi seems to have outperformed in the cinema halls. The film is actually based on a Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’, which presents Alia in the role of a Kashmiri girl named Sehmat. In the film, Sehmat was married off by her patriotic father to a Pakistani military officer to collect confidential data from Pakistan for India during the times of war. For Vicky Kaushal, who co-acted for the first time on the silver screen with Alia, played the role of her Pakistani husband in super hit film.

Talking about the success of Raazi, Vicky expressed how the team didn’t expect such a fabulous response from the audience. Film analysts believe that apart from the catchy narratives of the film and an out-of-the-box storyline, it is young and fresh superstar Alia Bhatt’s impeccable acting which is pulling the audience to the theatres. Past testifies this because the box office collection of her films proves that the 25-year-old actor has managed to form a loyal fan base for herself and there is hardly any film starring Alia that has underperformed. For Raazi, it still has long way to go, maybe beyond Rs 50 Crore.