The second weekend for Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Shamshera in the theaters was quite a disaster. Fans flocked to see the newly released films, Vikrant Rona and Ek Villain Returns.
Shamshera released in the theatres on July 22.
- Shamshera released on July 22.
- The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor.
- It is directed by Karan Malhotra.
Shamshera, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor, is having a hard time surviving in the theatres. The film was already struggling to gain an audience when it released on July 22. And now with the release of two new films – Ek Villain Returns and Vikrant Rona, the collections have gone down further low. Shamshera’s second weekend in the theatres was rather dissapointing. Ranbir Kapoor’s grand comeback to the big screen with Shamshera was supposed to be a superhit. The actor, who plays a double role in this action drama about an enslaved tribe fighting for freedom, returned to films after four years. However, this is not the case.
SHAMSHERA BOX OFFICE COLLECTION
Shamshera embarked on its journey with an opening of Rs 10.25 crore on Day 1. The opening is way lower than what the industry expected out of it. Throughout the week, the collections kept dipping, and now with the release of Ek Villian Returns and Vikrant Rona, the film may sink further. Shamshera failed to pick pace even on its second weekend, perhaps due to bad word of mouth. It wrapped up under a mere Rs 45 crore. It looks like the lifetime collection of the film will be near Rs 65-75 crore. With new films like Kiccha Sudeep’s Vikrant Rona and Ek Villain Returns starring Disha Patani, Tara Sutaria, John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor, Shamshera will soon be replaced in the theatres.
7TH FLOP FILM OF RANBIR KAPOOR
Before Shamshera, Ranbir Kapoor has seen six of his other films flop at the box office. His 2007 film Saawariya also suffered a disastrous fate at the box office. Made on a budget of Rs 45 crore, the film hardly earned a total of Rs 29.10 crore. Likewise, the actor’s 2013 film Besharam earned Rs 77.10 crore over a budget of Rs 83 crore. Roy (2015) also flopped by a margin as it earned Rs 47.68 crore. It’s total budget was Rs 50 crore.
The same year, Bombay Velvel, headlined by Ranbir Kapoor released. It was a major disaster at the box office. Made on a budget of Rs 118 crore, the film earned a mere Rs 30.36 crore reportedly. Ranbir’s Tamasha and Jagga Jasoos also flopped, earning a lifetime collection of Rs 68 crore and 69.31 crore respectively.
The storyline of Shamshera follows Ranbir Kapoor’s character being pitted against Sanjay Dutt’s character. The latter plays the role of an evil, merciless and cold-hearted man named Shuddh Singh. The film is set in the 1800 fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shuddh Singh. The story focusses on a slave who becomes a leader and then a legend for his tribe. He relentlessly fights for his tribe’s freedom and dignity. Shamshera also stars Ronit Roy, Saurabh Shukla and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles.
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