Ranbir Kapoor’s period action film, “Shamshera”, which opens with negative reviews from the critics opened to below-par figures on Friday. There were huge expectations from the film as the industry was struggling to see another blockbuster after Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and all the eyes were on “Shamshera” to end its dry spell.
It has been two months since Kartik’s BB2 was released at the cinemas the industry saw hope through Jug Jugg Jeeyo which despite being an urban-centric film continues to mint money at the box office. However, the collections of JJJ are not good enough to be called blockbusters, but considering the post-covid average, the above-average films will be called successful.
Now coming to Shamshera, the film was one of the highly anticipated films of the year but failed to attract the footfall towards the cinema halls. Negative talks surrounding the film seem to play the spoilsport for Ranbir starrer.
Box Office Collection Day 2
Ranbir led failed to show a jump on Saturday too. As per the reports, the film saw a lower occupancy during morning and afternoon shows than its day 1, as per the trade estimation, it earned around Rs 10 Cr on day 2 to take its total collection over Rs 20 Cr domestically.
The collections are lower than Samrat Prithviraj which was also a dud from Yash Raj Films, it seems the lifetime of Ranbir starrer will finish around Rs 50 Cr owing to no interest among the audience.
The film received mostly negative reviews from the critics Bollywood Hungama’s Taran Adarsh gave the film one and a half stars and called the film unbearable in his one-word review. Firstpost’s Anna M.M Vetticad gave the film 3.5/5, DNA India’s Mugdha Kapoor rated 3 stars out of 5, Pinkvilla’s Avinash Lohana gave it 3/5 stars, TOI’s Rachana Dubey 2.5 out of 5 stars, News 18 Sonil Dedhia gave it 2.5/5 stars, TIE’s Shalini Langer gave 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Box Office Collection Day 1
The film opened to a slow start at the box office and collected a below par around Rs 10.3 Cr. Earlier it was expected that it will open in the range of Rs 14-18 crores to become the highest opening day grosser film of the year beating Bhool Bhulaiyaa’s day 1 record of Rs 14.11 Cr.