‘Ram Leela’ has done tremendously well at the box office. While the writing was clear on the wall after weekend itself that the film would stay stable during the weekdays, the kind of moolah that it collected has been unbelievable, what with 82 crore coming in one week flat. Now these are indeed excellent collections for a film where the leading man’s biggest success so far (Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl) had fallen short of 40 crore while the director too hadn’t seen such kind of collections for a film of his.
The film has truly resurrected Sanjay Leela Bhansali in a major way because though he has seen a bigger success (Rowdy Rathore) as a producer, the true challenge was for to deliver as a director. This has happened now and his next film would be truly awaited.
There was a lot that that the film had to accomplish in one week flat since ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ and ‘Singh Saab The Great’ would take up a good chunk of multiplex and single screens respectively. In that regard, while 100 crore is all set to be scored by producers Eros and Bhansali, it would be interesting to see how far does it go from here.
Meanwhile Deepika Padukone has turned out to be the only actor ever to have delivered four centuries in the making in a single calendar year. No other hero or heroine has ever managed to do that ever since the 100 crore club came into existence!
As for ‘Rajjo’, the film couldn’t start well and there was nothing going for it after the initial reports started coming by. With word of mouth not really helping the cause either, the Kangna starrer has folded up at the 2 crore mark.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder