Ram Gopal Verma’s latest release “Ladki” graced the cinemas on July 16, it stars Pooja Bhalekar-martial artist turned actor in the main lead. It was released in China on 40,000 screens which is the highest ever release in China for an Indian film.
The film has been making headlines ever since its announcement, last time it stirs controversy owing to the certification from the CBFC board. Reportedly there were 12 close up shots of the protagonists, dialogues, cuss words and Sanskrit shlokas was asked to remove by the board. After carrying out the cuts, the board passed Ladki with ‘A’ certificate.
Box Office Performance
Ladki is one of a kind martial art film, Pooja Bhalekar is a taekwondo champion in real life, she is playing a role of a martial artist who is obsessed with Bruce Lee in the film. Ladki was opened with mixed reviews from the critics, they bashed the poor screenplay, performance and the direction of the film. Though, it failed to create any buzz among the indian cinephiles, the film debuts at no. 7 in China.
OTT Release Date
Going by the poor performance of the film at the box office, it seems it is a one week affair and soon will be made available on the OTT platform. Although the official confirmation is yet to be made on the same, it is very likely possible that Ladki would be premiered on RGV’s own Spark OTT.
Budget & Record
Maverick film director and national award winning scriptwriter Ram Gopal Verma’s “Ladki”, is one of his costliest film to date, the director himself informed about it, in one of his interviews. It beats Aamir’s Secret Superstar record of 12,000 screen counts to become the highest release in China, it was relased in 40,000 screens in China.Dangal was released in 9000 and Prabhas’s Baahubali 2 was released in 6000 screens in China.
About the film
It stars Pooja Bhalekar, Malhottra Shivam and Prateek Parmar in the key roles, the shooting of the film took place in Mumbai, Goa and China. It is produced by Jing Liu, Naresh T & Sridhar under Artsee Media (India) and Big people (China), the technical team includes, Kamal R handling the cinematography, Rammy is the editor, and the music given by Ravi Shankar.