This week's two big releases Priyanka Chopra, Ram Charan Teja's Zanjeer has failed miserably at the box office while the other release Shuddh Desi Romance starring Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput has sailed ahead.
Priyanka's Zanjeer remake got panned by the critics and audience alike. On its opening day, the movie directed by Apoorva Lakhia managed to collect a mere Rs 3.58 crores. The movie in its opening weekend could only manage to collect Rs 9 crore.
On the other hand her cousin Parineeti Chopra's movie, which also got mixed reviews from the critics, impressed audience for its fresh cast and storyline.
Shuddh Desi Romance also newcomer Vaani Kapoor has collected above Rs 20 crore in its opening weekend.
#ShuddhDesiRomance collected approx Rs 23.35 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 6.45 cr, Sat 7.90 cr, Sun *est* 9 cr +. SUPERB!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 9, 2013
#Zanjeer *Hindi version* collected approx Rs 9.74 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 2.89 cr, Sun 3.27 cr. DEBACLE!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 9, 2013
Shuddh Desi Romance performed fairly overseas collecting nearly Rs 5 crore.
Indian Express' film critic Subhra Gupta in her review said that Zanjeer is 'neither faithful remake nor campy, knowing tribute. It's just a poor copy.' So why remake the orignal?
However, Shuddh Desi Romance had a new story and fresh angle. Subhra Gupta said: ďThe nicest part of this romcom, which triangulates girl-boy-girl in a manner Bollywood is just waking up to, is that it lets its characters talk.Ē