Jodhaa Akbar, the historic film by Ashutosh Gowarikar has broken all overseas records and achieved the status of being the 4th Biggest Opening Film in the World. The movie has generated a whopping $8.1m from 15 territories worldwide. In the UK, the movie opened at Number 10 in the charts, grossing £500,000 in the 1st week.
The best part of all this is that this is the first time that an Indian film has been reviewed so widely by mainstream press in US/UK. All the reviews have been extremely positive, except for the one that was put up in San Francisco Chronicle.
It is also said that a reporter from ABC News (TV), Boston went to a theatre last week to review a Hollywood film and was alarmed to see the long queue for Jodhaa Akbar. This has actually prompted the reporter to cover this historic film from India this weekend.