As the release date of the film Shamshera draws near, fans can’t wait to see Ranbir Kapoor on the big screen once again. The actor, who is returning after almost four years, was last seen in Sanju, which was released in 2018 and was one of the biggest hits of his career. All eyes are now on Shamshera, which also features Sanjay Dutt and Vani Kapoor. Will the film be Ranbir’s biggest opening? Will it affect the actor’s next film, Bramhastra? Here is what the trade experts have to say.
REEL AND REAL SANJU PITTED AGAINST EACH OTHER.
Speaking exclusively to IndiaToday, trade analyst and expert Taran Adarsh said, “It’s an important film because Yash Raj has teamed up with Ranbir Kapoor once again and, more so, because it’s his next release after Sanju, which was four years back.” There has been a long enough gap between his last release and Shamshera. It is a big film with Yash Raj, Ranbir, and Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay is seen as the ‘Khalnayak’, if I can say that. Also, the most interesting part is that it will be great to see the onscreen Sanju pitted against the real Sanju. “
I should note here, though, that the advance booking hasn’t been great. It is superior to Samrat Prithviraj but inferior to Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which is a compliment. However, since this is a masala and a crowd-pleaser, a lot depends on walk-ins and on-the-spot reservations. Additionally, because prior reservations are not common on single screens, tomorrow’s success will depend on how well received it is by the single screen crowd. “Word of mouth can have a significant impact on the figures,” he added.
“COLLECTION ON OPENING DAY WOULD BE RS 15-20 CRORE”
“Hopefully, the launch day should be between Rs 15 and 20 crore,” said Taran when discussing the first day’s revenue. That is very significant. For the first day, it is a good total. Because of the pandemic’s aftermath, the current situation is considerably different. It must rise to that standard. It’s crucial for both YRF and Ranbir. YRF had three consecutive failures. I hope they’re lucky the fourth time because it all started with Bunty Aur Babli 2, then Jayeshbhai Jordaar, and most recently Samrat Prithviraj.
Akshaye Rathi’s statement that this is an entirely mass-market movie and that the mass audience will participate heavily in it was echoed by Taran.
Sanju (Rs 34.75 cr), Besharam (Rs 21.56 cr), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Rs 19.45 cr), Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Rs 3.30 cr), and Tamasha have so far had Ranbir’s largest first-day openings (Rs 10.94 cr). “We must wait and see where Shamshera occurs.” The next day, when the results are in, we will be able to determine this. We’ll be able to gauge how the word of mouth is spreading and how audiences on one screen and in general are responding. It’s a scenario of wait and see. “All parties are crossing their fingers and toes,” IndiaToday.in quoted Taran.