1. Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Roy’ box office collections blitzed by ‘MSG: Messenger Of God’

Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Roy’ box office collections blitzed by ‘MSG: Messenger Of God’

With 'MSG: The Messenger Of God' box office collections, godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has generated magic numbers.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 23, 2015 9:33 PM
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Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Roy’ fails to fire as ‘MSG: The Messenger Of God’ box office collections generate magic numbers. (Bollywood Hungama)

If reports are to be believed, ‘MSG’ box office collections have ridden roughshod over Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Roy’. With his movie ‘MSG: The Messenger Of God’ godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan (Guru ji) has generated magic numbers.

‘MSG: The Messenger of God’ box office collections have raked in nearly Rs 90 crore – a massive lead over Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Roy’ – both were released simultaneously.

Hardly a week into its release, the film ‘MSG: The Messenger Of God’ has become the biggest blockbuster of the year, grossing more than Rs 89.29 crore in first six days, according to unconfirmed reports.

Roy had fared averagely initially despite Ranbir Kapoor's presence and earned Rs 10.40 crore and Rs 11.16 crore on Friday and Saturday respectively across India.

Roy had fared averagely despite Ranbir Kapoor’s presence and earned Rs 10.40 crore and Rs 11.16 crore on Friday and Saturday respectively across India.

MSG supporters are already trending on Twitter for making it into a 100 crore club movie:

After a spat with the Censor Board, ‘MSG: The Messenger Of God’ released in more than 4,000 screens across the country last Friday. In fact, all nine daily screenings of the film at the PVR outlet in Delhi’s Select Citywalk were completely booked in advance, and there had been three lakh bookings across PVR outlets in Delhi-NCR.

“This is an unprecedented response. Usually we have 5-6 daily shows for a movie but seeing the response, we increased the shows,” said a PVR spokesperson had said.
On the eve of its release, ardent followers had also gathered at PVR Cinema in Select Citywalk in the national capital for an exclusive premiere of “Guruji’s movie”.’

Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Ltd, pointed out, “MSG: The Messenger of God opened well. It capitalised on Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s immense fan following and maintained an occupancy of 70 per cent.”

Though the Punjab government imposed a ban on the film in the state, in Chandigarh and Panchkula, the film was reportedly screened 73 times on the opening day. The movie also released in more than 500 screens abroad, according Dera Sacha Sauda workers.

In ‘MSG: The Messenger Of God’, the Dera chief is seen tackling the drug menace, among other crimes, in the country. In one of the scenes, he is shown taking on people who are attacking his ashram. In another, he is shown flying through the air and fighting off 100 sword-wielding attackers and taking them out with just a single punch.

But there have been several conflicting reports concerning the business generated by MSG.

MSG was one of the two Bollywood movies released on the eve of Valentine’s Day and the mood was obviously optimistic, what with controversy and the godman adding to the ultimate lure of the movie, but there are many who have taken an open stance against the movie’s successful-at-the-box-office rating.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh-starrer failed at its attempt at self promotion, said one trade analyst. Another analyst said, “MSG… unexpectedly failed to impress viewers and performed far below its maker’s expectations.”

Manoj Desai of G7 Cinemas in Mumbai said, “With an average occupancy of about 50 per cent, MSG has also not done well.”

Exhibitor and distributor, Akshaye Rathi, too said the movie was not impressive, but qualified that statement. He attributed the average box office collections fate of film to an ongoing cash crunch in the market.

“The response to ‘MSG: The Messenger of God’ has been okay, but people watching it are mostly Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers,” explained Rathi.

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Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s debut film ‘Messenger of God (MSG)”s poster.

 

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In ‘MSG: The Messenger Of God’, the Dera chief is seen tackling the drug menace, among other crimes, in the country. I. (PTI)

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    abhay
    Feb 21, 2015 at 12:56 am
    I won't waste my time&money 4 watching a 3hr adver.
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      Jazi
      Feb 22, 2015 at 8:07 pm
      MSG there is no connection between name and the story of this movie, just fraudulent...
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        Geetika Arora
        Feb 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm
        wow !! is Just a word could say after watching MSG , Well people criticizing , can be judged ones unaware of life's purpose !! good job !!
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          a common
          Feb 20, 2015 at 5:59 pm
          hhbkllkm;l
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            a common
            Feb 20, 2015 at 5:59 pm
            how much they paid you to write this? plz stop making people fool
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              a common
              Feb 20, 2015 at 5:57 pm
              how much they paid you? To write this false news.
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                gorav
                Feb 24, 2015 at 2:02 pm
                MSG:THE MESSENGER, IS A MOTIVATIONAL MOVIE FOR YOUTH, ALL GUYS ARE REQUESTED TO WATCH IT FOR WELFARE OF SOCIETY.
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                1. Gurmit badesha
                  Feb 22, 2015 at 7:56 pm
                  off 4his pakhandi
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                    Jagbir singh
                    Feb 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm
                    Great movie
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                      Malhar Pathak
                      Feb 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm
                      When movies like happy new year, bang bang, kick were blockbusters I thought that India standard of filmmaking is getting degraded. But after the called MSG I realized that that were good movies. Who the is this baba? He does the tasks which superman iron man hulk captain America Thor cannot do. Saint gurmeet ram Rahim singh ji Insaan is this a name or an address. Three cheers to this mother er
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                        brar
                        Feb 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm
                        Fake Fake Fake Fake
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                          ace
                          Feb 21, 2015 at 12:05 am
                          Wat Da is this ......IF U HAVE THE BALLS SHOW THE INCOME TAX RETURNS..........ALLL TT NEWSS ING AMATEURS
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                            puneet
                            Feb 24, 2015 at 8:38 am
                            Msg a movie for society and for family
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                              punit
                              Feb 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm
                              awesome movie it can change the life of million of people !!! incredible movie
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                                RANJEET BHAGAT
                                Feb 27, 2015 at 4:26 am
                                GREAT MOVIE FOR YOUTH GREAT GURUJI ..........
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                                  C S
                                  Feb 21, 2015 at 6:32 pm
                                  A very good movie with good messages want to watch it again & again, This movie it can change the life of million of peoples in world.
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                                    ravi.sahney@gmail
                                    Feb 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm
                                    converting black money into white
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                                      rinku
                                      Feb 23, 2015 at 11:23 am
                                      Awesome movie i m realy empress nice theme to youth Youth will be motivate to watch the msg the menger..
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                                        Sid
                                        Feb 23, 2015 at 1:53 am
                                        Try to watch it for 20 mins, if you can continue watching it I'll for ever call you a saint :P........ #blindFollowers
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                                          devi Lal
                                          Feb 20, 2015 at 7:47 pm
                                          Awesome movie msg the messenger giving us social messages.no one movie gives so much good messages.
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                                            Surendra Kumar
                                            Feb 20, 2015 at 8:01 pm
                                            Good movie. It must earn highest in the world
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