No matter how much critics may have given mixed reviews which tends more on the negative side, much to their dislike Shivaay is one of it’s kind movie. The film remains one of the most awaited for the year 2016 and there is no denying that Ajay Devgan have given the best Diwali gift to his audience with this masterpiece. Movies like Shivaay perhaps are made once in a decade in bollywood. Remember the last time you saw a Hindi movie about trekking?
Directed by Ajay Devgan himself, a Rs 10.24 cr first day collection is in no way bad given the competition it received from Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Critics may have come heavy on both the movie which do not star any of the Khans of bollywood. One has to look from the perspective of the star cast as well. For a movie like Shivaay the character of Shivaay and the concurrent issue of child trafficking all over the world took centrestage even more than Ajay Devgan himself. Rest was the work of the exotic locations, the VFX, the cinematography and not to forget the stunts.
What experts may have ignored to account for is that Shivaay has two new faces in the form of Erika Karkuszewska, known professionally as Erika Kaar (polish actress) and only two movie old Sayyeshaa Saigal with the second being her Bollywood debut under the banner of Ajay Devgan Films. As against this, imagine the number of protagonists you can see in a Karan Johar movie like Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and with that kind of a star cast Rs 13.30 cr as day one collection can at best be regarded as average.
In other words it seems to be much obvious that Ajay Devgan’s Shivaay may have have marginally lowered in it’s first and second day box office collections but at any given day any rational movie buff will weigh Shivaay under different parameters. As they say, “He is an ordinary man under extraordinary circumstances.”