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Kolkata: RELEASED earlier this week, Bengali adventure movie Amazon Obhijaan is set to cross Rs 5.5-crore in its first-week collection, the film’s producer Shree Venkatesh Films said today.

Going by this, Amazon Obhijaan has emerged as the top box office earner amongst all Bengali films released in the past five years. It has already surpassed its prequel Chander Pahar.

Amazon Obhijaan, the “most expensive Bengali film” made at Rs 25-crore, feature popular Bengali actor Dev. He also happens to be a Trinamool Lok Sabha MP. The film was released on 22 December.

SVF said that the craze around the movie is such that the film registered box office collections of Rs1-crore alone on Christmas. It’s a rare single-day achievement for a Bengali movie.

“It’s heartening to see a Bengali film running houseful on weekdays. The success tastes sweeter especially since Amazon Obhijaan was released simultaneously with Bollywood blockbuster Tiger Zinda Hai,” SVF director Mahendra Soni said.