Ra One unlikely to beat 3 Idiots

Ra One released today to a mixed response; a certain section of the audience, especially the kids have liked the film. But the college going students, who are exposed to mega-budget Hollywood flicks, have rejected it outright. For a film to beat the 201 crore record of 3 Idiots, it has to be universally liked and the word-of-mouth – which isn’t very positive for Ra One – has to be super strong.

Although a little too early, its probably safe to predict that Ra One is unlikely to beat 3 Idiots and the record, atleast until the release of Don 2 later this year, is safe!

Have your friends and colleagues liked the film? Think Ra One still has a chance to beat 3 Idiots, even though the Day 1 collections are expected to be lower than Bodyguard?

Tell us in the comments section below.



  • People have not liked the Movie . Only SRK die hard fans have liked it. They had to like it doesn’t matter how crappy the movie is. I don’t think its going to beat even bodyguard rest aside the 3Idiots. A lot of disappointed audience as they were expecting great deal cuz so called 200 crs had been spent on the movie. For kids, I think not suitable for kids, even family because no one can sit with his mom and sister and watch a movie which very often has words like Condom and other below the belt jokes. Almost all the traders are saying it has dropped in the afternoon and evening so around 18 crs should be the final tally and of course this is not a Salman Khan movie which is Critics and Reviews proof.

  • Rating is going down with more and more reviews coming out. 5.7/10 is current average after 21 reviews. Hindustan times also gave it 2 stars just like Indicine and says SRk overacts as Shekhar. Well he was already famous for hamming. Its the biggest disappointment even bigger than tees mar khan because that was made on moderate budget but when you have 200crs and still make a crap them its disappointment big time. Now we all now the reason y srk roped in karan johar to direct bit of the movie cuz the real director knows shit. Also it went way over budget and SRK liar said it was spent on Vfx. They are better than other indian movies but not even close to hollywood there were some A**holes comparing it with Avatar and were saying that it has 3000 vfx and Avatar only had 2200.ahhaha biggest joke of the decade. Now all the talks of path breaking cinema goes to the garbage and just wait for the week to end the box office part will also go into the garbage.

  • Salman movies are critic proof because most of his fans are illiterates and they can’t read or understand English. So obviously reviews won’t affect them.

    SRK fans are decent enough not to abuse. Bu salman fans are all over the place abusing others and calling names.

    Back to the movie… Ya it was slightly below expectations. But it’ll beat bodyguard total collections for sure. Mark my words!!!

    3 idiots record is impossible but Bodyguard and Dabang will be beaten

  • @Elvis dude compare the language used by aashkaran and Joe and other SRk fans here and then tell me who is illiterate and has bigger bad mouth. Since the promotion of Ra1 aashkaran had been abusing Salman and his fans multiple time on the daily basses. We were waiting for this day to hit back and look how we hit back. Dude you reap what you sow. this is specially for aashkaran.

  • raone was below expectation. srk’s acting was awful. these type of roles doesnt suite his personality. he does not have crisma like salman. salman is a real entertainer. i was expecting more from raone but its like everyother bollywood movie. I dont know where and for what he spent 150 crores and the scene with rajnikanth was even pathetic

  • Srkbhai ne spe ye movie apne kids k liye banayi.vo salman ki tarah copy karke rcrd nahi karte,ready,bodyg,dabang r totally copy.

  • yes.it is impossible to break to 3 idiots record for ra.one even pretty difficult to break bodyguards record.
    Verdict: ra.one flop

  • I have watched Ra.one yesterday. Its enjoyable. Don’t compare Ra.one with other movies. its different from other films. Go and watch Ra.one. Definitely everyone enjoy the movie

  • special effects were gud,
    but story pe bhi to paise lagane chahiye the,
    story was total crap & it may pass bodyguard & dabangg’s record coz jab SRK bhai 1 & half year pe movie layenge to log dekhne jayege hi or SALMAN bhai to 3-4 months pe movie lake bhi record tod dete hain

  • Review by : Harish V

    Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Armaan Verma
    Direction: Anubhav Sinha
    Music: Vishal-Shekhar
    Production: Gauri Khan

    Ra One is easily the biggest movie of the year and thanks to the tremendous and well thought off marketing push by Red Chillies and Eros International, it has turned into an event film. Shahrukh’s extremely high budgeted movie has launched a social game, a PS3 game, came out with graphic novels, merchandises, innumerable marketing tie ups, youtube tie up and the movie is going to be released in India in 3 languages simultaneously with more than 4000 prints all over the world. Can it get bigger than this? Well yes. The King of Bollywood – Shahrukh made the movie even bigger by pulling in Amitabh to do the narration and then did the impossible – he brought in Superstar Rajinikanth to act in a small scene. Well should we say more? The tickets vanished from the ticket counters in minutes and today is the judgement day. Can Ra.One mesmerize you? Can Ra One change the game? Can Ra.One take Indian film to the international level, something that Endhiran promised, but failed to do? The answer to all these questions is just around the corner … And as the theatre starts getting dark and the screen in front brightens we expect nothing short of magic on screen.

    And Magic it was. Ra.One shows reflections of several movies but it is mainly inspired by Terminator 2- Judgement Day. It has also taken few pointers from Iron Man(The core design), Astro Boy(the blue core red core), Endhiran(few shots) etc. And still, the film stands on its own merits which is the biggest plus for the movie and the director Anubhav Sinha.

    Sekar Subramanium, a genius game developer’s desperate attempt to impress his son leads him to create a game where the villain Ra.One is more powerful than the hero. At the same time, his company is working on a program to remove the wall that separates the virtual world from the real. Ra.One utilizes this program to come to life and all hell breaks loose!

    He wants to kill the only person who has beaten him in the game. Who is this one man? Is it Shahrukh? Can Shahrukh vanquish the super villain? To know the answer you will have to wait for at least a week to see it in the theatres, if you haven’t booked your tickets already.

    The director did not have an impressive track record even though he has given 2 hits. But even those have got mainly average to bad reviews. After his last debacle ’Cash’ no one expected him to come out with a project of such magnitude, especially with Shahrukh Khan. But this time around, he has completely impressed with his direction. The movie is aimed at children and young adults while ensuring that even the elders can enjoy. So you will have to expect some kiddish scenes too.

    The movie has no problem with the pacing as it is consistently fast. The Climax however could have been more impressive. The characterization of Ra.One could have been made more evil and terrorizing to heighten the tension and make the film gripping. The mystery as to what he would do next could have kept the audience at the edge of their seats. Ra.one’s ability to control human brain seemed too far fetched and could have been avoided.

    Shahrukh does struggle with his Tamil, but is exceptional as Sekar and brilliant as G-One. His performance as a human and a virtual superhuman proves his prowess as an actor. Kareena has evolved wonderfully as an actor. She sizzles on screen especially in the world famous ‘Chhamak Chhallo’ track. She looks beautiful and delivers her role with élan showing how competent an actor she is. Armaan Verma is a delight to watch as Sekar’s kid. Arjun Rampal enters the scene in the second half and plays a menacing Ra.One quite well. The special appearances by Sanjay dutt and Priyanka Chopra are ok. The much talked about Chitti’s (Rajnikant in Endhiran) appearance could have been much much better. However, Rajni’s appearance on screen received screams and cheering which reached maddening levels. The rest of the cast have little to do and they do impress.

    Technically, Ra.One is by far India’s biggest and most expensive by the look of it. Cinematography by V. Manigandan is a feast to the eyes and the action swquences alone are shot by the legendry – Nicolo Pecorrini which has come out brilliantly. The animation and graphics compare to the best of Hollywood. The film actually leaves you wondering as to what is graphics and what is real. While it is good in the first half, the graphics is taken to an all new level in the second half. This film has clearly set a very high bar for computer graphics in Indian film Industry. The action sequences are impeccable. Whether it is the car chase sequence, G-One’s introduction, Train sequence or the climax, the execution is of international level. Sabu Cyril’s art direction should be lauded as the ace art director makes every single set picture perfect. Which is real? Which is a set? Which is graphics? You never know. Did you think the train involved in the pre-climax action scene was a real train? Well, think again. Music has already received rave reviews especially with ‘Dil dara’, Akon’s ‘criminal’ and ‘chamak chalo’ have caught on like wild fire. The picturisation elevates the song experience.

    Overall it is s a paisa vasool. Take your kids and family for this event film and become a kid and enjoy the fun. Technically the movie does touch international standards but doesnt boast of an exceptional or unique storyline to impress international junta but its a Indian film which every Indian should be proud off. Expect every record in the record book re-written.

    Verdict: Blockbuster of epic proportion
    Rating 3.5/5.0

  • Ra.One Showed a Drop Of Around 30-35% in Multiplexes after the 2 pm Shows Almost all over the country. But Since Ra.One is On a Huge Number of Screens this Drop still puts Ra.One in Race for the Box Office Record for Day One.
    The Drop in East Punjab & UP Was More. So, Ra.One Can not Beat Bodyguard in North India. But West Bengal, Nizam, TN, Kerala, New Recrods Are Guaranteed By Decent Margins. Ra.One is Absolutely Dominant in Single Screens. The Occupancy is 100% for All Possible Shows.

    The Early Estimate Figure For Ra.one’s First Day Box Office Collection is Still Somewhere Around 20.5-22 crores. There Are More Chances of Ra.One Breaking Bodyguard’s Day 1 Record.

    Ra.One was A Bumper Opening Overseas. UAE, UK, Australia, Middle East. All are Sure Of Huge Huge New Records. Exact Overseas and Indian Figures For Day One Will Be Posted Tomorrow.

    The Public Opinion For this Film is 85% Positive. So the Film Will Surely Hold up Over Next Two Weeks.

  • Sorry rsk I am big fan of u but today not happy what u made yaaar …………… , its just cartoon network . better way watch pogo channel …………. Not Good story also soo sad srk . u make INDIAN fan fool

  • all stupid fans of salman…
    Tell watever u want after the official figure is released….orelse wen the final collection comes
    u all wil be seen as jokers… Watever the word of mouth is collections are terrific outxide india
    and n india… Wait for the official figurre people… Afterall just one day has finished… Important 2weeks

  • I didnt expect collections to crash so much coz of Diwali..lets wait for Thurs..BOI said tht its gonna be the biggest in history..

  • @ aashkaran.. Dude don’t forget to call salman daddy once the figure for day 1 comes in and is or less than 18 crs. Bet lagayee thi remember.. Bhagwan na Jana

  • Ra.One will not set a new first day record as the final day collections coming in are well off record pace especially in North and Central India. Some circuits are 50% short of Bodyguard while others are similar.
    Bodyguard collected 20.60 crore nett on day one and Ra.One will stay well below that even if the dubbed Tamil and Telegu versions collections are added to the collections of the Hindi version.
    Delhi, Punjab, UP and MP were hit hard by Diwali puja as the film went as low as 25% for some shows in these regions and even after Diwali collections were no way near the morning levels.


    Hahaha aashkaran and joe .. Beta Ji ready ho jaoo salman ko apna or Srk ka baap man ne ke liye

  • reallyyyyyy disappointed ……im a die hart aamir khan fan but i am always excited about salman’s and srk’s movies.but this movie was a torture for two n a half hrs.its not even close to bodyguard,leave 3 idiots.
    i don’t know why r u comparing salman n srk n not including aamir.in my opinion,it does not matter how the movie performs at the box office,the thing which matters the most is the story,the acting and above all weather the audience is happy or not….if u talk in that respect then aamir khan is waaaaaayyyyyy ahead of srk n salman.

  • Here it is finally – the box office prediction of Shahrukh Khan’s highly anticipated Ra One. Before we get into the numbers though, we’d like you to go through some of the reasons why we think Ra One simply ‘cannot’ fail at the box-office. Yes, that’s right. We initially thought it could well be a disaster, but looking at the way the film has been promoted and with SRK pulling of several marketing masterstrokes, it’ll highly unlikely that Ra One will open to anything less than 100 – 110 crores in Week 1 at the box office.

    srk r u ROCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK ra-1 ke samne saab fail hai.3 Idiots,dabbang,bodygard,ready ETC.
    srk is king of bolywood

  • boxofficeindia

    Ra.One has collected around 14-15 crore nett on its first day as per early estimates. The collections are only for its Hindi version and regional version may have added around 1 crore nett.

    It may turn out to be the second or third highest first day ever but around 30% less than the record of Bodyguard which released 2 months back comparing like and like and just its Hindi version.
    It is a good collection considering Diwali Puja but even with huge the craze and hype, Diwali Puja affected it like any other film released over the years.

    hahaha @aashkaran and joe…..do you guys remember our bet or should I remind u….ok well I will remind it again…as the figures for the first day are out and way below 18 crs so you can now accept Salman is ur father and also srk’s father. Come on ache bachoon ki tarha bolo Verna maar pare gi.

    The collections fell from 1pm yesterday at most places and did not really recover with festivities on. South India has fared best comparatively while in North India the first day collections are lower than Ready and Yamla Pagla Deewana as well as Bodyguard for the films released in 2011.

  • 3 idiots collection of AllTime 386 crore
    oversease 110 crore ….india 202 crore
    please dont compair these films 3 idiots is Hindi Cinema biggest Film of AllTime

  • jus 15 crore in 1st day.( check boi) hahaha..its like humiliation to all srk fans.. jus 15 crores with so much hype n budget……….take that u srk fans…..

  • Ra.One was a joke,no way to compare it from hollywood movies.I dint expected this from SRK.Salmanrocks wrote everything right about it.It’s good for just kids,well i think it should be only a game not a movie and also SRK never suite for this role.It cannot neither beat 3Idiots record at all nor bodyguard opening day record.May be Krrish-3 can beat those records because it is highly anticipated.Also the movies like Agneepath can beat atleast opening day record domestically.

  • BRAVO SRK !!! Ra One was just awesome. Much much much much better than Bodyguard and Dabangg.Most of Salman’s fans don’t understand computer and science so they wont appreciate Ra One and some of them are just being biased.A very well made film.I couldn’t find any difference between last 3 Salman Khan movies they were all the same.Where as SRK gave a MNIK , Ra One , Don 2 which are completely different from each other.Salman fans GROW UP !!!

  • Salman Khan rocks, SRK best of luck for Don 2. As for as SRK fans r concerned, picture abhi baki hai mere doston

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