BO report: Saif's Bullett Raja is a 'super disaster'

  • Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Dec 05, 2013 13:43 IST
  • Bullet Raja

    Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Bullett Raja releases today. The film is written and directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.

  • Bullet Raja

    Saif Ali Khan in a rugged avatar!

  • Bullet Raja

    Hot or not? Saif's riding a bullet!

  • Bullet Raja

    A chirpy poster of Bullett Raja.

  • Bullet Raja

    Saif Ali Khan and Jimmy Shergill in action.

  • Sonakshi Sinha, Saif Ali Khan

    Bullet Raja is set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh-based mafia while dealing with the underworld

  • Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha

    Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha are set to play the lead roles in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullet Raja. We bring you pics from the sets ...

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    Sonakshi Sinha caught unawares on the sets of Bullet Raja.

  • Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha

    Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha enjoy some leisure time on the sets of Bullet Raja.

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    Sonakshi Sinha arrives on the sets of Bullet Raja.

Before its release, the Saif Ali Khan-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Bullett Raja failed to create any buzz. Unfortunately, the trend continued even after it hit theatres. The film’s box-office figures are far from encouraging.

Trade analysts are sure that the film will struggle to break even, let alone generate profits. “It’s a super disaster. It didn’t open well and there wasn’t any improvement during the weekend. By Monday, it totally crashed,” says trade analyst Amod Mehra.

Bullett Raja was made on a budget of Rs 58 crore, including print and publicity costs. With a usually reliable director, like Tigmanshu Dhulia, at the helm, everyone expected the film to have done better. “There was nothing exciting in it. Tigmanshu is not a commercial name, so it was unlikely to work because of him. Even the promos and music weren’t exciting,” says Mehra, adding, “It was like taking the audience for granted, and that backfired. It’s a big setback for the makers and Saif.”

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh agrees with Mehra. He says, “Collections fell further on Monday; it’s a flop.” However, the makers are confident of breaking even considering the amount at which they have sold the satellite and music rights.

 

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