‘Chandu Champion’ Movie Review: True Story of India’s 1st Paralympic Gold Medalist

Kartik Aaryan’s most awaited film ‘Chandu Champion’ was released in theatres yesterday (14 June). The story of the film is based on the life of the country’s first Paralympic gold medalist Muralikant Petkar. The film’s director Kabir Khan had organised a special screening of the film a day earlier, those who saw the film then are not tired of praising it and even today the film’s shows have started in the theatres since morning. Some people have called it the best film of the year 2024. Critics are giving it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. It is being said that Karthik Aryan has played the character of Muralikant Petkar very well. Directed by Kabir Khan, this film is a biographical sports drama, which shows both the victories and failures of Murali.

 

Movie name

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Chandu Champion

Directed by

Kabir Khan

Written by

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Sumit Arora, Kabir Khan, Rohit Shukre

Genre

Sports

Produced by

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Sajid Nadiadwala

Starring

Kartik Aaryan, Shraddha Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Bhuvan Arora, Adonis Kapsalis 

Music by

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NA

Cinematography by

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Edited by

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NA

Production company

Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

Presented by

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NA

Distributed by

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Release date

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June 14, 2024

Country

India

Language

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Hindi

Budget

NA

 

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Chandu Champion Cast

  • Katrina Kaif
  • Shraddha Kapoor
  • Kartik Aaryan as Murlikant Petkar
  • Vijay Raaz as Coach
  • Manoj Anand as Indian Diplomat
  • Adonis Kapsalis as Carlos Pedroza
  • Bhuvan Arora
  • Stuart Whelan as Boxing fan
  • Palak Lalwani
  • Daniel Eghan as Indian Army General Hari Singh
  • Bharat Mistri as Indian Army General B.N. Chaudhri
  • Sonia Goswami as Swimming Spectator
  • Ed Robinson as French Commentator
  • Himanshu Jaykar
  • Antti Hakala as German Race Starter
  • Aniruddh Dave as Jagannath Petkar
  • David Chrisman as Jim McKay
  • Mike Kelson as Sultan’s coach
  • Vinita Sharma as an Indian Diplomat
  • Christian PK Reeve as Extra (Athlete)
  • Ritchi Edwards as Runner 4
  • John Polivka as an Italian Military Officer
  • Shahan Chaudhry as a Swimming Spectator
  • Sandeep Choudhary as Swimming Spectator
  • Ema Ekaete as Swimming Spectator
  • Lee River as Swimming referee
  • Kento Yoshioka as Toshio Sato
  • Dan A. Sultan as Tt Player 1
  • Preeti Malhotra as Indian Diplomat
  • Bogumila Bubiak as Swimming Spectator
  • Harsha Mistri as Indian Diplomat
  • Michael McKenzie as Jean Bouchard
  • Kevin Tran as Tokyo Police
  • Valeria Kosmidis as Olympic Referee
  • Alienna Nova as Referee
  • Usman Mir as Luttif Afif
  • Elena Skryabina as Swimming Spectator
  • Irina Svecova as Swimming Spectator
  • Ludovic Gautherin as Bulgarian Boxer
  • Elle Jones as Indian Diplomat
  • Gheorghe Schitan as Police Officer (extra)
  • Olga Alexan as Swimming Spectator
  • Jyoti Sharma as an Indian Diplomat
  • Sumana Bhattacharyya as an Indian Diplomat
  • Jean Luc Fontaine as New Zealand Coach

Story  of Chandu Champion

The film begins with an old Murali, who is sitting in a police station and telling the story of his good times to some policemen. He tells them why even today, 40 years later, he deserves to receive the Arjuna Award from the government. The story goes into flashback and from there begins Murali’s life. How a boy born in a small village in Maharashtra wants to win an Olympic gold medal for India since childhood. He is a fan of Dara Singh and for this he learns wrestling. He takes boxing training in the army and then becomes the ‘Wonder Boy from India’. Every aspect of Muralikant Petkar’s story has been shown in this film.

 

How is Kartik Aaryan’s acting?

Although Kartik Aaryan always plays his role very well, but for this film, his hard work is clearly visible in his transformation and other things. To play the character of Murlikant Petkar, Kartik has worked a lot on his expressions and body language and his hard work has paid off, the audience is liking him a lot in the film.

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Kabir Khan’s Direction

The direction of the film is also amazing

Kabir Khan has done a very good job in directing this film. The boxing ring scenes and war sequences in the film have been done very well. Along with this, the cinematography is also amazing. The story of the film is shown to be about 50 to 60 years old and the makers have been successful in showing it real on screen. The duration of the film is 2 hours 23 minutes, which could have been less.

 

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Chandu Champion Box Office Collection Day 1

Day India Net Collection Change (+/-)
Day 1 [1st Friday] ₹ 4.75 Cr
Total ₹ 4.75 Cr
Metrics Collection / Occupancy
1 Day India Net Collection ₹ 4.75 Cr
1 Day Worldwide Collection ₹ 7.60 Cr
1 Day Overseas Collection ₹ 2.00 Cr
1 Day India Gross Collection ₹ 5.60 Cr
Overall Hindi Occupancy (June 14) 16.84%
Day 1 Hindi (2D) Occupancy in Theaters
Morning Shows 8.63%
Afternoon Shows 12.79%
Evening Shows 16.48%
Night Shows 29.47%

Chandu Champion Day 1 Hindi (2D) Occupancy in main regions

Region Overall Morning Afternoon Evening Night Shows
Mumbai 19.25% 8% 14% 18% 37% 723
National Capital Region (NCR) 19.50% 9% 16% 23% 30% 870
Pune 17.25% 10% 12% 12% 35% 297
Bengaluru 17.25% 7% 11% 16% 35% 247
Hyderabad 9.50% 6% 6% 7% 19% 205
Kolkata 12.25% 5% 9% 16% 19% 215
Ahmedabad 13.75% 7% 9% 11% 28% 253
Chennai 21.00% 0% 11% 17% 35% 75
Surat 9.25% 6% 8% 6% 17% 236
Jaipur 25.50% 20% 26% 28% 28% 140
Chandigarh 17.75% 11% 19% 16% 25% 97
Bhopal 8.25% 4% 3% 6% 20% 93
Lucknow 17.00% 17% 12% 14% 25% 176

 

 

All India Box Office Collection (Movies Running in Theaters)

Movie Worldwide (Cr) India Net (Cr) India Gross (Cr) Overseas (Cr) Movie Type Released Date
Chandu Champion 7.60 4.75 5.60 2.00 Bollywood 14 Jun 2024
Maharaja 4.5 Kollywood 14 Jun 2024
Inside Out 2 (3D) (4DX) 1.55 Hollywood 14 Jun 2024
T20 World Cup 2024: India Vs Pakistan (Hindi) 2.35 2.00 2.35 0 Bollywood 09 Jun 2024
Munjya 48.75 38.8 45.75 3 Bollywood 07 Jun 2024
Little Hearts 1.21 1.08 1.21 Mollywood 07 Jun 2024
Manamey 15 11.5 13.2 1.8 Tollywood 07 Jun 2024
Satyabhama 0.03 2.53 0.03 Tollywood 07 Jun 2024
Swargarath 1.23 1.09 1.23 Jollywood 07 Jun 2024
Ni Main Sass Kuttni 2 0.12 3.04 0.12 Pollywood 07 Jun 2024
Golam 1.58 1.42 1.58 Mollywood 07 Jun 2024
Bad Boys: Ride or Die 1000.2 7.99 8.9 500 Hollywood 06 Jun 2024
Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan 0.37 2.4 0.37 Bollywood 31 May 2024
Jhamkudi 11.3 9.6 11.3 0 Gollywood 31 May 2024
Savi: A Bloody Housewife 11.25 7.83 9.25 2 Bollywood 31 May 2024
Gam Gam Ganesha 5.73 4.74 5.43 0.3 Tollywood 31 May 2024
Bhaje Vaayu Vegam 7.07 5.45 6.27 0.8 Tollywood 31 May 2024
Gangs of Godavari 19.54 17.66 17.29 2.25 Tollywood 31 May 2024
Hit list 0.55 1.28 0.55 Kollywood 31 May 2024
Garudan 50.65 37.05 42.65 8 Kollywood 31 May 2024
Haikyuu The Dumpster Battle 3.2 2.87 3.2 Bollywood 31 May 2024
Mr. & Mrs. Mahi 48.2 33.55 39.2 9 Bollywood 31 May 2024
Love Me 8.59 7.05 8.09 0.5 Tollywood 25 May 2024
Raju Yadav 0.11 1.82 0.11 Tollywood 24 May 2024
Thalavan 22.11 13.96 16.11 6 Mollywood 24 May 2024
PT Sir 12.57 11 12.57 0 Kollywood 24 May 2024
Bhaiyya Ji 10.05 9.7 10.05 0 Bollywood 24 May 2024
Mandakini 3.05 2.7 3.05 Mollywood 24 May 2024
Mor Chhainha Bhuinya 2 7.96 7.12 7.96 Cinema Of Chhattisgarh 24 May 2024
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga 601.3 17.18 18.55 275 Hollywood 23 May 2024
Turbo 70.16 33.35 38.56 31.6 Mollywood 23 May 2024
Samandar 1.86 2.02 1.86 Gollywood 17 May 2024
Inga Naan Thaan Kingu 1.26 6.98 1.26 Kollywood 17 May 2024
Je Jatt Vigarh Gya 1.95 3.71 1.95 Pollywood 17 May 2024
Kartam Bhugtam 0.82 1.33 0.82 Bollywood 17 May 2024
IF (2024) 0.97 1.27 0.97 Hollywood 17 May 2024
The Garfield Movie (3D) 3.07 7.99 3.07 Hollywood 17 May 2024
Guruvayoorambala Nadayil 88.29 46.98 54.29 34 Mollywood 16 May 2024
Srikanth 60.02 47.64 56.57 3.45 Bollywood 10 May 2024
Shinda Shinda No Papa 38.03 16.6 19.63 18.4 Pollywood 10 May 2024
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes 2103.11 29.25 34.11 1150 Hollywood 10 May 2024
Star 25.72 19.98 22.97 2.75 Kollywood 10 May 2024
Krishnamma 1.38 4.75 1.2 0.18 Tollywood 10 May 2024
The Boy and the Heron 2.26 2.03 2.26 Bollywood 10 May 2024
Nayan Rahasya 1.17 1.05 1.17 Bengali Tollywood 10 May 2024
The Fall Guy 552.4 7.09 6.4 310 Hollywood 03 May 2024
Aa Okkati Adakku 9.35 7.59 8.7 0.65 Tollywood 03 May 2024
Prasanna Vadanam 0.44

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