Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway becomes highest-grossing Hindi film in Norway

Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway has become the highest-grossing Hindi film in Norway. Photo: Hype PR

Pakistan, parts of the UAE or even other regions have gone on to always ban those Hindi films that speak about their nation or a particular community negatively. Only last week, producer Nikkhil Advani had revealed that the Norwegian High Commission had asked the film’s team why the movie Mrs. Chatterjee Vs. Norway was not shot in Norway as the shoot depicting that country was done in Estonia! It was all about freedom of expression, he was told.

However, Norway’s Ambassador to India, Hans Jacob Frydenlund, has said that the movie carries factual inaccuracies, though he did not deny that for those who went through it, the experience was traumatic. In a tweet, he had explained, “…Cultural differences as the primary factor of the case as false.” He said, “Without going into any details of this particular case, I categorically deny that feeding with hands and sleeping in the same bed would be the reason for placing children in alternative care. Not in this case and not in any case.”

But now, it is learnt that Mrs. Chatterjee Vs Norway has garnered the highest-ever weekend collection in Norway for a Hindi film, earning 745,000 Norwegian Krones with a 4,800 occupancy, within a three-day weekend. Among previous toppers, Raees (2017) had 4,700 occupancy, while Sultan (2016) had 4,400 occupancy within a five-day weekend duration. The new film also managed to surpass the collections of the recent hit, Pathaan, which had occupancy of 4100 on a five-day weekend.

Interestingly, Mrs. Chatterjee Vs. Norway features Rani Mukerji in the lead, while Pathaan has been produced by her husband, Aditya Chopra.

The story is based on an immigrant mother’s battle against a nation to regain custody of her kids. The film has been receiving immense love from around the globe for its storyline. In India, after starting low with Rs. 1.27 crore net, it has picked up and the 4-day worldwide gross now stands at Rs. 14.45 crore.

Nikkhil Advani says, “This is a story of might and the fight of a mother. I am heartened to say that the movie has been receiving so much love. We will continue making movies that inspire and move audiences.”

Shariq Patel, CEO of Zee Studios, adds, “There is a different magic that true stories bring in. Inspiration is sought at the most intrinsic level, which connects with the heart of the audiences. It becomes imperative that we constantly satiate this hunger by offering narratives that stimulate the intellect and we are extremely grateful with the love we have received from the overseas audiences.”




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