The performance of Akshay Kumar’s latest film, Raksha Bandhan, at the box office has improved slightly. The Aanand L. Rai movie grossed Rs 7.05 crore on Sunday, an increase of almost 8% from the previous day’s total of Rs 21.11 crore. The weekend box office brings the day 4 total to Rs 28.16 crore. Even compared to Bachchan Pandey and Samrat Prithviraj, two of Akshay’s recent theatrical films, the number still isn’t impressive.
It is generally accepted that none of these films were a financial success. Drama Kriti Sanon Bachchan Pandey grossed Rs 38.25 crore on its fourth day in theaters, while historical saga Prithviraj grossed Rs 44.40 crore. The combined earnings of these two films were Rs 68.05 crore and Rs 49.98 crore. Raksha Bandhan’s financial failure is Akshay Kumar’s third consecutive box office bombshell.
Raksha Bandhan Box Office Collection
On the first day of Raksha Bandhan, the box office sold out 35,000 tickets in advance, grossing a total of around Rs 69 lakh. The production cost of this film is estimated at around Rs 70 crore. The film’s opening weekend was significantly less successful than expected, taking in just Rs 28 crore. Raksha Bandhan earned Rs 8 crore on its first day of release. This long weekend could be the catalyst for Akshay’s image to gain traction.
|Day||Collection of Indian nets||Change(+/-)|
|Day 1 [1st Thursday]||₹8.20Cr||–|
|Day 2 [1st Friday]||₹6.40Cr||-21.95%|
|Day 3 [1st Saturday]||₹6.51Cr||1.72%|
|Day 4 [1st Sunday]||₹7.05Cr||8.29%|
About the movie Raksha Bandhan
Meanwhile, Lala Kedarnath, the only male brother among four sisters, runs the family business, a chat room known as Premlata Chat Bhandar. On his mother’s deathbed, Lala tells his frail mother that he will not marry until he marries his sisters. This is what happened after Lala worked so hard to marry off her sisters according to traditional family norms.
But it was difficult for her to find suitable husbands for her sisters Laxmi, Durga and Saraswati due to their dark skin, weight and masculine demeanor. Also, Lala’s love life with her childhood sweetheart Sapna is experiencing some bumps. Lala’s loyalty to her sisters is a major obstacle to her relationship with Sapna.
Sapna, realizing the gravity of Lala’s promise, decides to delay his own plans until he has accomplished his. Her father is constantly pressuring her to settle down and get married. In the end, Lala collects eighteen lakhs as Gayatri’s dowry. As of this writing, Gayatri is a married woman. After that, they learn that their mother adopted Lala many years ago and that he is not her biological brother.
Lala sells her kidney to pay for Durga and Laxmi’s wedding. Unfortunately, when Gayatri attempted suicide by ingesting poison, things went horribly wrong. She didn’t tell Lala that her husband and family were pressuring her for more money because she didn’t want to add to her anxiety. The scourge of the dowry system is now known to Lala. He promises that his three other sisters will be financially independent and will be able to marry without having to pay a dowry when the time comes.
Day Wise Collection at the box office
The film, directed by Aanand L. Rai, is set to become a major disappointment for its investors after grossing nearly 40% less than even conservative forecasts. The five-day extended weekend of Raksha Bandhan will fetch around Rs 35 crore, with a drop on Monday.
When it comes to lifetime business, Raksha Bandhan is aiming for numbers around the Rs 60 crore level, making it another post-pandemic disaster in the Hindi film industry. Figures from abroad are insignificant, while an official count is still awaited. It is expected to end with a worldwide gross of less than $2 million, despite the fact that Raksha Bandhan never set out to please overseas moviegoers in the first place.
- 4 days India Net Collection ₹ 28.16 Cr
- 4 Days World Collection ₹ 39.25 Cr
- 4 days overseas collection ₹6.00 Cr
- 4 Day India Raw Collection ₹ 33.25 Cr
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Raksha Bandhan Review
A Pushtaini Gol Gappa (Panipuri) shop owned by Lala Kedarnath (Akshay Kumar) gave the film a first impetus in the districts of Chandni Chowk. Pregnant women frequent his shop hoping to have a son since they have heard that if they eat Gol Gappas from his shop, they will have one. Gayatri (Sadia Khateeb), the manager, has four sisters: Durga (Deepika Khanna), Laxmi (Smrithi Srikanth), Saraswati (Sahejdeen Kaur), and Sapna, his fiancée (Bhumi Pednekar).
Before his mother died, Lala promised her that he would not marry until he found good partners for his sisters. Despite his best efforts and a meticulous selection of all suitable men, he is unable to marry off his sisters. In the meantime, Lala’s loyalty to her sisters hinders her relationship with Sapna. Aanand L. Rai teams up with Arangi Re again! scribe Himanshu Sharma.
This family saga, co-written by Kanika Dhillon, is far too simple and universal to be good. As a brother myself, I can attest to the depth of Rai’s portrayal of love and loyalty between siblings. The first part is light and fun due to the interactions between Lala and her sisters, while the second gets more serious and serves as social commentary.