Despite being embroiled in legal controversies, Bhansali’s latest film has got the cash registers jingling. The Deepika-Ranveer starrer collected Rs 16 crore nett on its first day, making it the fifth biggest opener of the year…
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh has proved to be a crowd puller. Though the film was in a bit of trouble because of its title, that hasn’t affected its box office collections so far. After getting off to a great start, Bhansali’s desi version of the Romeo and Juliet story continued to attract audiences on the second day too. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Ram Leela continues to win hearts. Saturday Rs 17.5 cr. Total so far: Rs 33.5 cr nett. Expect a bigger total on Sunday.” The movie has collected approximately Rs 52.75 crore in its first weekend. Thanks to Dippy and Singh’s solid performances, great music and brilliant cinematography, Bhansali’s film has managed to impress audience and critics alike. But will it enter the Rs 100 crore club?
Exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi says, ” Ram Leela has taken a very good start at the box office. Having virtually no competition at the cinemas, the film got a good number of shows that allowed it to score great numbers. The music and Deepika’s current popularity level deserve maximum credit for the amazing weekend the has had! While 100 crore is a slightly ambitious target for Ram Leela, the possibility cannot be written off! A lot will depend upon how the film sustains on Monday.”
While Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus is enjoying a superb run at the box office, Kangna Ranaut’s Rajjo which released on the same day, failed create any magic. “Rajjo on the other hand did virtually nothing at the box office. With absolutely nothing that could draw the audience to the cinema for it, the film was poised to with this fate right since the 1st trailer was launched,” points out Rathi.
Besides being Ms Padukone’s third biggest opener this year, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is Ranveer’s biggest so far. Though the film has garnered rave reviews and is going rock steady at the ticket windows, it may have a tough time in the coming week, as Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan) and Singh Saab The Great (Sunny Deol) are set to hit the big screens.