Vivek Agnihotri’s The Tashkent Files started on a slower note but maintained an excellent trend to finally emerge as a Super Hit, by surpassing Akshay Kumar’s Kesari, Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy and Kartik Aaryan’s Luka Chuppi.


The film when opened on April 12, 2019 needed an extraordinary word of mouth to sail through and that’s what it seems to have got.

The Tashkent Files has done a business of 15.35 crores nett by the end of the 5th weekend which is excellent considering its budget which is just 4 crores including P and A.

The Tashkent Files Box Office: Emerges As A Superhit By Surpassing The Profit % Of Kesari, Gully Boy & Luka Chuppi!
The Tashkent Files Box Office: Emerges As A Superhit By Surpassing The Profit % Of Kesari, Gully Boy & Luka Chuppi!

The film had the first week of a mere 3.50 crores nett. The collections grew in the second week and the film earned 4.22 crores nett. In the third week, the collections remained unaffected despite the release of Avengers: Endgame as it earned another 3.77 crores nett. The 4th week was also strong as it contributed 2.86 crores nett. Now in the 5th weekend, the film has added another 1 crore to its total number.

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RankCost*LifetimeROIROI %Verdict
1. Uri - The Surgical Strike 25.00244.06219.06876.24%Super-Duper Hit
2. Dream Girl30.00139.70109.70365.66%Super-Duper Hit
3. Kabir Singh60.00278.24218.24363.73%Super-Duper Hit
4.Mission Mangal45.00200.16155.16344.80%Super-Duper Hit
5. The Tashkent Files04.0016.7512.75318.75%Super-Hit
6. Badla22.0088.0266.02300.09%Super-Hit
7. Luka Chuppi25.0094.1569.15276.60%Super-Hit
8. Bala35.00116.3881.38232.51%Super-Duper Hit
9. Gully Boy50.00139.3889.38178.76%Super-Hit
10. Article 1525.0063.0538.05152.20%Super-Hit
11. Pati Patni Aur Woh35.0086.7751.77147.91%Hit
12. Chhichhore 62.00150.3688.36142.51%Hit
13. Saaho70.00149.0079.00112.85%Hit
14. Good Newwz95.00201.14106.14111.72%Hit
15. Housefull 4100.00206.00106.00106.00%Hit
16. Kesari75.00153.0078.00104.00%Hit
17. Mardaani 223.5047.5124.01102.17%Hit
18. Batla House48.0097.0049.00102.08%Hit
19.War (all languages)158.00319.00161.00101%Hit


This is an incredible trending and puts the film among the biggest Hits of this year. Apart from that, The Tashkent Files has also registered itself amongst the biggest Hits of Bollywood according to ROI.

Cost including P and A: INR 4 crores

Box Office Collections INR 15.35 crores

Return on Investment: INR 11.35 crores (so far)

ROI % : 283.75%


Now, this is yet another case study for Bollywood filmmakers who put budget ahead of content. While both of the factors are important for the success of the film, a balance is the most important thing. The Tashkent Files with a small budget has done what a lot of big films don’t get to do. The film has generated great profits for the producers. What more does the Bollywood industry needs?

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