Tigmanshu Dhulia’s latest offering Bullett Raja may have missed the target at the box office, but it did decent business on its first weekend
Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Bullett Raja hit the screens last Friday and according to trade pundits the film has made approximate collection of Rs 12 to Rs 13 crore in the first two days of its release at the box office. While the film’s director Tigmanshu Dhulia had claimed that his film will change the face of commercial cinema the hero of this film is not really expecting it to make Rs 200 crore at the box office and get the cash registers ringing. Based in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, Bullett Raja is described as a fest of guns, grime, and glory and it has just a week to utilise its potential.
As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “Bullett Raja, is a film set in North India, was expected to open well in North circuits, especially in centres of U.P. While the opening shows of the film were quite good in certain parts of U.P., the general opening ranged from average to below average in several circuits. The occupancy was lower in Mumbai but picked up during the course of the day. Bullett Raja was never expected to start with a bang thanks to the lack of popular soundtrack. However, the film has the potential to strike a chord and like most Tigmanshu Dhulia movies. Meanwhile, last week’s releases, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and Singh Saab The Great, have been sidelined at major plexes, but Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela continues to perform well and is expected to be the second choice of moviegoers this weekend, after Bullett Raja.”
Trade expert Komal Nahta tweeted, “Bullett Raja takes extremely dull start everywhere. If shows at few cinemas in some centres r full,they are the exception rather than the rule. Bullett Raja is dull and won’t be able to rule the box office like a raja.Commercially,below the mark.”
Will Saif manage to make a slow and steady entry into the Rs 100 crore club? Will Saif’s film fizzle like his wifey Kareena Kapoor Khan‘s at the box office? Let’s wait and watch!