Boney Kapoor's production Mom, featuring a powerhouse performance by Sridevi, set the tone early in the calendar year. Made on a modest budget, Mom raked in excess of 30 crores gross at the box-office of which the nett India BO share was 13.35 crores. Along with this phenomenal tally, Mom also earned 6.60 crores at the overseas box-office. Electronic rights for the film were sold at a stellar 26 crores and along with audio, branding and subsidy, the film managed another 7-10 crores.
Reportedly, the film even did great business in non traditional overseas territories like Japan , Russia, Poland , Turkey etc. Mom really set the trend for the smaller films to hit big. Sridevi's strong performance along with debutant Ravi Udyawar's crisp storytelling ensured Mom ignited a trend of strong content for Indie films.
As for 2018, there are reports that Sridevi could collaborate with Sanjay Dutt again for a film directed by Abhishek Varman under the Dharma banner. Watch this space for more.