After dismal opening, Laal Singh Chaddha finally achieves Rs 50 crore mark while Raksha Bandhan still lags behind
Speaking of Laal Singh Chaddha, the film is an adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump. While Akshay’s Raksha Bandhan revolves around an elder brother who struggles to get his four sisters married.
Bollywood’s most anticipated films– Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan could not make any difference in reviving the film business. Ever since it was released on August 11, both the films witnessed a low opening as well as progressed weakly through weekends. After nearly 10 days of release, Aamir Khan ’s movie reached the Rs 50 crore milestone, while Akshay Kumar ’s emotional drama still struggles to make a mark at the box office.
According to trade experts, Laal Singh Chaddha was expected to be a blockbuster considering the star power of Aamir, also for the fact that he returned after four years. However, the Advait Chandan directorial registered a relatively dismal opening of Rs 11.50 crore. The earnings further declined despite the holidays of Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan. On Thursday, it steadily managed to cross Rs 50 crore.
On the other hand, Akshay’s film also failed to pull the audience to theatres despite being a festive family entertainer based on a brother-sister bond. The Aanand L Rai directorial saw an opening of Rs 8 crore and the collection has been failing ever since then. However, the earnings grew over the weekends, but then saw a freefall, taking the total collection to Rs 37 crore approximately.
Speaking of Laal Singh Chaddha, the film is an adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya, and Mona Singh in prominent roles. It is backed by Aamir Khan Productions. While Akshay’s Raksha Bandhan revolves around an elder brother who struggles to get his four sisters married. The film also has Bhumi Pedhnekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth, and Deepika Khanna in pivotal roles. Meanwhile, as per trade analysts, both film’s businesses also suffered because of the boycott trend.