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Raid box office collection day 1: Ajay Devgn’s film is third highest opener of 2018

Raid is the story of an honest income tax officer Amay Patnaik, played by Ajay Devgn, who wants to search a popular UP politician’s house in the early ‘80s.

bollywood Updated: Mar 17, 2018 15:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Ajay Devgn is looking for a hat-trick of hits with Raid.

Ajay Devgn’s latest film Raid has begun its box office journey on an impressive note. The film turns out to be the third highest opening Bollywood film of this year after Padmaavat and PadMan. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that Raid has earned Rs 10.04 crore on its opening day.

In terms of numbers, Raid is behind Padmaavat (Rs 24 cr) and PadMan (Rs 10.26 cr).

Raid is the story of an honest income tax officer Amay Patnaik, played by Ajay Devgn, who wants to search a popular UP politician’s house in the early ‘80s.

The film, directed by Rajkumar Gupta, opened to mostly positive reviews with critics praising Devgn for being back in his zone.

Ajay Devgn is one of the most bankable actors in Bollywood, and his last two films have worked well at the box office. While Baadshaho was declared a moderate hit, his last release Golmaal Again earned more than Rs 200 crore at the ticket window.

Going by the opening Raid has received, it’s likely to a hat-trick of hits for Devgn. However, it has just one week to make money because Yash Raj Films’ Hichki is all set to hit the theatres next week.

First Published: Mar 17, 2018 15:16 IST