‘Ram-leela’ going strong at box office

“Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela” is inching close to Rs.100 crore at a good pace.

“Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela” is inching close to Rs.100 crore at a good pace. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie has minted over Rs.52 crore in its opening weekend, and trade pundits believe it will sustain good business in the coming weeks too.

The Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh-starrer, co-produced by Bhansali and Eros International Media Ltd., released Nov 15 in over 3,500 screens. It earned Rs.16 crore on its opening day at ticket counters in the domestic market.

It went on to make Rs.17.25 crore on the second day of its release and raked in Rs.19.50 crore on the third day, read a statement from Eros International Media Ltd., which has also distributed the movie.

The film is said to be the fifth biggest opener of 2013, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The biggest opener so far this year has been Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika’s “Chennai Express”.

“‘Ram-leela’ is fifth biggest opener of 2013…Deepika’s third biggest opener… Ranveer’s biggest opener,” Adarsh posted on Twitter.

The film’s high points are the sizzling chemistry between Deepika and Ranveer, a scintillating dance number by Priyanka Chopra, strong content with a colourful Gujarati backdrop and Bhansali’s impeccable direction.

“Ram-leela” has garnered positive reviews from the film fraternity as well.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “‘Ram-leela’! The genius of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the passion of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, the guile of Supriya Pathak and the rawness of Richa Chadda.”


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