John Abhram and Diana Penty-starrer Parmanu: Story of Pokharan is going in the right direction. After minting quite a handsome amount in the first week, the film is now aiming to reach the Rs 50-crore mark. Other than the commercial success, Parmanu has also been critically acclaimed.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the stats of the film. He wrote,” #Parmanu is back on track on second Sat… Growth on second Sat is a SOLID 73.66% [vis-à-vis second Fri]… Should cross ₹ 45 cr mark by Weekend 2… [Week 2] Fri 2.05 cr, Sat 3.56 cr. Total: ₹ 41.02 cr. India biz.”

The growth of Parmanu was affected by the rival film Veere Di Wedding this week. Adarsh wrote,” #Parmanu gets affected by #VeereDiWedding wave and also the Punjabi biggie #CarryOnJatta2 [in North India]… Should gather momentum, yet again, on Sat and Sun, since the film has been immensely appreciated… [Week 2] Fri 2.05 cr. Total: ₹ 37.46 cr. India biz.”

Parmanu, a film that narrates the story of India’s first nuclear tests at Pokhran, has delivered a peep into the lives of the nation’s heroes and their untold story about making India a “nuclear state”.

Talking about the film earlier, John Abhram said, “I like taking time for the right subject. So, I am very happy to wait for two years and come back with this film. I am not only an actor, I am also a producer now. So, I am very clear in my mind about the kind of film that I want to make. I was sure from the beginning that we are not equipped to make an adult comedy, we can make films like ‘Madras Cafe’, ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Force’.”

Bankrolled by JA Entertainment, KriArj Entertainment, Zee Studios and Kyta Productions, the film is written by Saiwyn Quadras, Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh, and Abhishek Sharma.