First day box-office collection of ‘Ram Leela’

Amidst controversy and confusion, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project, ‘Galiyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ was released today and despite receiving mixed review from critics, the film opens with a fantastic start in many places of India. The theatres occupancy registered 70-75 percent in places like Delhi, U.P, NCR and according to BollywoodHungama, the occupancy in places like Rajasthan and Gujarat is much higher compared to the other places of India.

Due to the protest ahead of the film release, the advance booking was hampered. However, it made a good start and in many halls saw house full board hanging in the evening and night shows. On Saturday and Sunday, the film will definitely witness a good business at the box-office.

Earlier it was estimated that the film would make 12 to 15 crore opening day business. The morning shows was affected a bit due to Sachin Tendulkar’s final innings but still it managed to have 90% occupancy as per report and by afternoon the crowd was witnessed. In Punjab, the crave was less due to the same day release, ‘Bhajji in Problem’. However, in Mumbai the film has done exceptionally well. The advance booking only started today and it is expected that the film will see a considerable growth in the days to come.

The first weekend collection of any film matters a lot and ‘Galiyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela’ like ‘Krrish 3’ is expected to make a good total. The film is receiving accolades from every corner and positive words of mouth would definitely help in earning good numbers. Critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh has claimed that the film is the most accomplished work of ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali till date. Critics also praised the performance of the lead stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.

It is said that the film will open a new chapter of success in Ranveer’s life and it could be Deepika Padukone’s fourth consecutive hit of the year after ‘Race 2’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Chennai Express’.

Set in the backdrop of rural Gujarat, ‘Galiyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela’ is an adaptation of popular love story of Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times and written by Shakespeare.