On December 7, the much-anticipated film 'Hi Nanna,' featuring South Indian actor Nani and Bollywood sensation Mrunal Thakur, made its theatrical debut to resounding success. Despite facing stiff competition from heavyweight Bollywood blockbusters like 'Animal' and 'Sam Bahadur,' the film managed to captivate audiences, securing an impressive position at the box office by grossing an outstanding Rs 6.10 crore on its opening day. This triumph is a testament to the film's compelling storyline and the charismatic performances of its lead actors.
With a production budget ranging between 60 to 65 crores, 'Hi Nanna' appears well-positioned to comfortably recover its costs if it sustains its remarkable performance. The film's ability to hold its ground amid tough competition underscores the widespread appeal of its narrative and the allure of Nani and Mrunal Thakur as a lead pair.
The heart of 'Hi Nanna' lies in its poignant narrative, revolving around Viraj (Nani), a professional fashion photographer, and his 6-year-old daughter Mahi (Baby Kiara Khanna). Their seemingly idyllic life takes a poignant turn as Mahi confronts the challenges of cystic fibrosis. The introduction of Yashna (Mrunal Thakur) adds a fresh and dynamic perspective to the father-daughter duo's world. The film's ability to blend emotional depth with engaging storytelling has struck a chord with viewers, leading to a surge in positive reactions on social media platforms.
Audiences are praising the film for its emotional resonance, compelling performances, and the delicate handling of a subject as sensitive as cystic fibrosis. Baby Kiara Khanna's portrayal of Mahi has particularly been lauded for its innocence and authenticity. Viewers are expressing their admiration for the film's ability to balance heartwarming moments with a realistic depiction of life's challenges.
Looking ahead, the filmmakers have announced the imminent release of 'Hi Nanna' on various Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms. The film, which was initially released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam languages, is expected to be available for streaming on Netflix during the third week of January in the coming year. This move is anticipated to further expand the film's reach, allowing a broader audience to experience the touching narrative and exceptional performances that have already earned it critical acclaim.