Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, had a fantastic opening at the box office in India. According to a report, the film made over ₹13 crore in India. This surpasses the first-day earnings of Tom Cruise’s movie Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One, which had collected ₹12.5 crore when it was released in theaters.
About the movie
The biopic is about physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, known as the Father of the Atomic Bomb, during World War II. It shows a critical moment in history when he was aware that testing the atomic bomb could be catastrophic for the world, yet he decided to proceed. Oppenheimer played a significant role in inventing nuclear weapons during the war.
The cast includes Cillian Murphy portraying Oppenheimer, Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves, who led the Manhattan Project, and Emily Blunt as Oppenheimer’s wife, Katherine Oppenheimer.
Robert Downey Jr played Lewis Strauss, a senior member of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, in the film. Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett, Casey Affleck, Rami Malek, and Kenneth Branagh also appeared in the movie. The film was released in theaters on July 21.
Oppenheimer mentioned that the first hour of the film might be challenging to follow. It presents a lot of information and quickly introduces various names, places, and events. The movie covers Robert’s teaching days, where he introduced quantum mechanics to the US, his association with the communist party, his complex relationship with Jean Tatlock (played by Florence Pugh), his involvement in the war against the Nazis, and his contribution to the Manhattan Project. It demands full attention from the audience to keep up with everything happening on screen. Oppenheimer doesn’t merely tell a story; it expects the viewers to be familiar with the historical context to fully engage with it.
Rating – 4.9/5