Salaam Venky, starring Kajol, fell short of the audience's expectations. The movie, which premiered on December 9, is having trouble drawing audiences to the theatres. Salaam Venky, directed by Revathy, fails to generate any revenue as it hasn't even crossed the Rs 5 crore threshold in one week! How well the movie does this weekend is still up in the air. Salaam Venky's heartbreaking narrative focuses on a mother whose boy is suffering from a terminal illness. The movie, which is based on actual occurrences, covered euthanasia.
In Salaam Venky, Kajol plays the mother of a boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who is 24 years old (Vishal Jethwa). The movie has not been able to draw in a crowd because it has barely made any money since its debut. The movie only made Rs 25 lakh on Day 5, December 13, hence the current total takings are only Rs 3.12 crore. Salaam Venky has intense competition from other notable releases. It is working extremely hard to make just Rs 5 crore.
Financial support for Salaam Venky is provided by Suraj Singh and Shraddha Agrawal. The film also features major appearances of Rajeev Khandelwal, Prakash Raj, and Rahul Bose. Aamir Khan makes a surprise appearance in the film. Salaam Venky is based on Shrikant Murthy's book The Last Hurrah, which also discusses euthanasia, which is the intentional taking of a person's life to end their suffering. Vishal Jethwa and Kajol play key roles.