After the success of Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai, filmmaker Apoorv Singh and actor Manoj Bajpayee have teamed up once again for Bajpayee's 100th film, Bhaiyya Ji, which premiered in theatres on Friday. After a modest opening, the film has seen a rise in its collection. According to Sacnilk, the film minted Rs 1.90 crore on the third day of its release, bringing its total domestic earnings to Rs 5 crore.

On Sunday, Bhaiyya Ji recorded an overall 12.77 percent occupancy for its Hindi shows, with the highest occupancy during afternoon screenings. The National Capital Region (NCR) had the most screenings, achieving 12 percent occupancy, while Mumbai, with 326 screens, saw 12.25 percent occupancy.

Despite significant anticipation among Manoj Bajpayee's fans, Bhaiyya Ji had a moderate start on Friday, earning Rs 1.3 crore. The film made the most of the weekend, seeing a 29.63 percent increase on Saturday with Rs 1.75 crore, and further increasing to Rs 1.90 crore on Sunday. However, it remains to be seen whether the film will pass the crucial Monday test.

Bajpayee's previous theatrical release was Joram in 2023, which, despite receiving critical acclaim and winning the Best Film trophy at the Filmfare Awards, had a lifetime collection of only Rs 0.45 crore in India. In comparison, this month also saw the release of Rajkummar Rao's Srikanth, which earned Rs 11.7 crore within three days.

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Bhaiyya Ji is one of the few films where Manoj Bajpayee leads an out-and-out mainstream action masala film, a genre quite different from his usual repertoire. Despite high expectations, the film received mixed reviews from critics. Shalini Langer of the Indian Express gave the film half a star, stating, "This time, Karki and Bajpayee have gone literal – there is sirf ek bandaa in Bhaiyya Ji, and kaafi or not, that is all there is. In a rare marvel of filmmaking, Karki, director and co-writer, has made a film that you can drop into at any time – and not bother whether it is the start, middle or end."

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