Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajpoot-starrer Raabta opened on a low note at the Box Office on Friday with an average collection of Rs 5.61 crore across India. The film, which is said to be a remake of a Tollywood blockbuster, saw an occupancy of mere 15 per cent during its morning shows, reported boxofficeindia.com. Sharing the box office collection of the movie, trade analyst Taran Adarsh twitted, “#Raabta Fri ₹ 5.61 cr. India biz.”
Taran even gave his personal view on Dinesh Vijan’s directional venture, calling it to be a badly written and directed movie. He said, “#OneWordReview… #Raabta: Terrible Bad writing. Bad direction. Bad acting.”
Amid huge hype, decent promotions and a little bit of plagiarism controversy, the movie was released in over 1,820 screens across the country. However, the reincarnation drama appears to have failed to connect with the masses. So far the movie has received poor reviews from several Bollywood critics and even audiences did not praise the performance of the lead actors.
The Homi Adajani and Bhushan Kumar’s jointly co-produced flick has been made on a total budget of Rs 55 crore. It is a story of two lovers, Shiv and Saira, who gets separated by death and takes rebirth centuries later. The common villain from their both lives does everything possible to keep them apart, but the two meet and story continues thereafter.
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Raabta is a directorial debut for Dinesh Vijan, who had earlier produced movies like Cocktail, Go Goa Gone and Hindi Medium. The film was earlier hit by a copyright suit, which was settled just a day before it was set to hit the screens.
The movie features Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh in the lead roles. Deepika Padukone has also made a cameo in this film. Raabta was released along with Rajkummar Rao’s Behen Hogi Teri and Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy.