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R...Rajkumar is no superhit

  • R... Rajkumar

    Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha pair up for the first time in Prabhu Deva's R... Rajkumar (earlier titled Rambo Rajkumar). Their chemistry is to watch ...

  • R...Rajkumar

    Shahid Kapoor plays Rajkumar, who works for a drug baron named Shivraj (played by Sonu Sood).

  • R... Rajkumar

    Rajkumar's (Shahid) life changes when he falls in love with Chanda (Sonakshi Sinha).

  • R… Rajkumar

    After much hard work, R… Rajkumar does indeed win his lady's heart as Chanda develops a soft corner for him.

  • Sonakshi

    Chanda has been raised by Manish Parmar (Ashish Vidyarthi), the head of Shahid's rival gang.

  • Sonakshi

    Sonakshi, who has worked with older stars like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar has been cast against much younger Shahid. Together they certainly exude a ...

  • Shahid Kapoor

    Shahid Kapoor who's known for his chocolate boy looks, is excited about his action film, R...Rajkumar.

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    Sonakshi Sinha has reportedly performed some action scenes in R...Rajkumar.

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    The soundtrack of R...Rajkumar is composed by Pritam.

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    R...Rajkumar's lead pair Sonakshi and Shahid apparently bonded over their love for dance.

R… Rajkumar is Shahid Kapoor’s second release in quick succession after Phata Poster Nikhla Hero. But trade analysts feel the film is far from becoming a commercial success.

Says trade analyst Vinod Mirani, “The film hasn’t done well and it has managed to have a weekend collection of about Rs 27 crore. If it has made that much money in the first week, half of it would go to the theatres and 10 per cent of it would go to the distributors. So what remains is around Rs 13 crore. The
collections have dropped on Monday, so the film seems to be losing momentum,” says Mirani.

On the other hand, analyst Amod Mehra feels that the film, which is made on a budget of Rs 60 crore (including print and publicity), will be able to
recover money. “There were speculations that this film will also fail at the box office. When the critics disliked it, the hopes got squeezed even
further. But it opened very well in the single screens on Friday and the turnout was better than that at the multiplexes. It did a business of nearly Rs 10 crore on Friday, which can be regarded as admirable for a Shahid Kapoor film.” However, the film’s dismal weekend collection may spell danger for it.

“There was a drop of about 10 per cent on Saturday but the performance picked up again on Sunday.  On Monday, there was a drop, but the film did not
disappear. The film continued to maintain its steady performance on Monday,” says Mehra.

For now, the makers can only wait and watch to see how it fares. “Whether it’ll be a hit or a flop can only be gauged by the second weekend, but it’s certainly in a safe zone. No one will lose money,” he adds.

Numbers game
Friday
R8.71 crore
Saturday
R8.10 crore
Sunday
R10.32 crore
Monday
R4.73 crore
total
R31.86 crore

(Figures courtesy box office magazine)

 

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