First day box office business for ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’

‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’ is a Hindi romantic movie which was released on 19th July. The movie is directed by Bollywood actor cum choreographer cum director Prabhudheva. The movie is produced by Kumar Taurani. Taurani’s son Girish Kumar is the lead actor in this movie. He has made his debut in Bollywood with this movie. He stars against Shruti Hassan. The other star casts of the movie are Sonu Sood, Poonam Dhillon, Satish Shah and Randhir Kapoor.

The movie went for a strong marketing campaign. The first day of the movie saw good response from audience. Though the morning show lacked to generate business, the afternoon and the evening shows did show some good action on the ticket counters in all the major circuits. The movie received very good response from single screens and a welcome response from multiplexes.

The movie collected around Rs.6-7 crores on the first day at the box office.

The movie is a romantic movie and is a remake of 1989 released movie ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’. Girish Kumar (Ram) is a foreign returned youngster who falls for Shruti Hassan (Sona) at a cousin’s wedding. The elder brother of Sona (Sonu Sood) is a poor farmer and is very protective of her sister. The movie shows a tussle between ideologies of the rich and the poor. Girish tries to impress Shruti’s brother by becoming a farmer and working in the land. The story is repetitive but sweet. The movie was released with ‘D-Day’.

Rajesh Thadani, Distributor, Multimedia Combines feels, “The buzz for both the films is good as of now. I think RV will perform better than D-Day.” 

Another critic Paloma Sharma said, “Just in case you walk in late and miss the credits in the beginning, fear not -- it becomes pretty evident as the film progresses that this is a vanity project for Girish Kumar. However, it is a relief that Kumar does manage to deliver almost 2.5 hours of solid entertainment. Although his character in the film is completely unrealistic, Kumar keeps it as real as he possibly can.”

Madhureeta Mukherjee of TOI said, “The film (remake of Prabhudheva's debut directorial Telugu film) isn't ripe with any newness - in story or direction. In fact, it discernibly replants stories from the 80's-90's era (remember: 'Maine Pyar Kiya', 'Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya'), with cliches, a banal plot, an field-full of supporting cast (of which Kapoor and Khanna are underused but good) and a budding lead pair.”