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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela' which had a stupendous opening weekend at Rs. 33 crore in the first week, has fared exceptionally well.
Despite some cinemas not showing the movie and protests at few places against the film it has collected above Rs 50 crore.
Film critic Taran Adarash gave the official figures: Rs. 52.50 cr to 52.75 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 16 cr, Sat 17.25 cr, Sun 19.25 cr to 19.50 cr
The romantic saga starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in lead roles opened to jam-packed theatres with Rs. 15 crore on the day of its release and Rs. 17.5 crores on Saturday. (Read review: Ram-Leela)
Its opening day collection has earned 'Ram-Leela' 5th place in the list of top openers of 2013 and 10th place in the list of Bollywood's top 25 openers."
'Ram-Leela' also managed to match pace with the frenzy around Sachin Tendulkar's finale match that took place in Mumbai.
However, 'Ram-Leela' did face a few protests with certain groups claiming that the title and content of the film is insensitive to religious Hindu sentiments. As a result of which, some cinemas were forced to shut down and certain shows were suspended.
But Ranveer and Deepika are surely celebrating the success of their Indian Shakespearean drama. The rumoured couple is being showered with praise for their performances both by critics and fans along with co-stars Supriya Pathak and Richa Chadda.