As Dhulia’s most commercial film Bullett Raja may have impressed the critics, but it hasn’t been able to pull in the crowds. Even though Saif claimed that his action flick would not enter the Rs 100 crore club, we wonder whether it will make a profit…
Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja starring Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Shergill has had a disappointing opening at the box office. While the jodi of Dhulia and Khan was being touted as deadly, their film hasn’t lived up to expectations, numbers wise. Not coz it’s a trashy brainless masala entertainer, but strictly coz too many films have been hitting the screens back-to-back, say the experts. “Bullett Raja has been the third victim of the overflow of entertainment in November after Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and Singh Saab the Great. Despite being the film that marks the coming together of two absolutely diverse brands – Saif and Tigmanshu – which should have resulted in the creation of a confluence of diverse audience bases at the cinemas, the film has not been able to perform as well as trade would have liked it to,” says exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi.
According to Boxofficeindia, “Bullet Raja struggled on day one with collections around 25-30 percent. The film picked up at some places in UP and Rajasthan in the evening, but was the normal pickup that often occurs to films that don’t open well. The business in places like Mumbai circuit and East Punjab was low, while Delhi/UP did a bit better as major cities in UP did relatively better business.”
As of now, Rs 100 crore seems a distant dream for Bullett Raja, but will the Saif-Sonakshi starrer hold up well at the ticket windows in the coming days? “After a platonic but steady weekend, let’s hope that the film sustains fine over the weekdays ahead to come closer to the finish line,” adds Rathi.
With Prabhu Dheva’s R…Rajkumar hitting the screens this week, it’s likely that Bullett Raja’s box office collection will suffer even more.