With Raksha Bandhan, Akshay Kumar made a triumphant comeback to the big screen following the failure of his last movie Samrat Prithviraj. Aanand L Rai directed the movie, which also has Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth, Deepika Khanna, and Seema Pahwa in key parts. This movie premiered this morning, competing fiercely at the box office with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha.
Laal Singh Chaddha has received better reviews so far than the Akshay starrer. The holiday weekend has higher hopes for both movies.
The Akshay Kumar movie has had a sluggish start at the box office, according to early statistics. Recent media estimates indicate that Raksha Bandhan made between $8 and $10 crore* on its first day. You did really hear correctly! Well, RB’s opening day revenue is a little bit less than what his previous movie, Samrat Prithviraj, brought in. The Chandraprakash Dwivedi has a 10.60 crore opening price.
At double digitals, Akshay Kumar was supposed to make an entrance. Raksha Bandhan was predicted to debut between 12 and 14 crores. In our previous letter, we stated that “a double-digit start of over 10 crores would be decent enough to set the stage for the film to go ahead and perform, provided the content is also strong enough to help it benefit most from the extended five day weekend that runs right from Thursday (Rakshabandhan) to Monday (Independence Day).”
Raksha Bandhan was also watched by Koimoi, who gave it 2.5 stars. Lala Kedarnath (Akshay Kumar) is that gimmicky “chaat bhandar” owner of your neighbourhood who claims his Gol Gappe helps expectant women have a baby boy, according to an excerpt from the review. In her final moments, Kedarnath’s mother pleaded with him to swear that he would marry Sapna, his childhood sweetheart (Bhumi Pednekar), only after giving his four sisters away.