While Bollywood film Chennai Express was steamrolling its way to success, another movie was on the fast train too, but not many people noticed.
The film, a light-hearted and somewhat clunky take on a group of friends in 1970′s Pune, opened to full houses, and sustained its winning run even in the face of a near monopoly of cinemas by Chennai Express and later by other Bollywood films Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara! and Satyagraha in cinemas. A local right-wing party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, threatened the makers of Chennai Express if they forced Duniyadari out of cinemas.
The film has so far made 230 million rupees ($3.5 million) in ticket sales in just six weeks, and is still running in cinemas – a rare milestone even for Bollywood films.