The movie was released on 22 March and coincidentally its subject matter coincided with the ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India. The situation did work out in the film’s favor.
Other than that, the film also received massive footfalls as it was a Pakistani feature film to come out after months. Almost two and a half months after its theatrical release, Sherdil is gearing up for a special screening in Islamabad. The screening is being held for the President of Pakistan and numerous Ambassadors from foreign countries.
The screening will be held on 14 June 2019. The film pays homage to the air force. Sherdil had opened with great numbers nationwide. In just its first week it managed to rake 6.05 crore. It even managed to beat Ranveer Singh starrer Gully Boy’s Pakistani Box Office record. The Indian film was soon taken off after its release owing to the strained relations between the two countries.