After Kites, Raavan is all set to be yet another set-back for Anil Ambani’s Reliance Big Pictures, as the film that was at-worst expected to be a decent one time watch, has shocked both the trade and the audience.
The opening weekend numbers are poor. The film has collected Rs 17 crores in its first weekend, comparatively Raajneeti in its 2nd weekend did close to 17 crores of business. The word-of-mouth is poor and the film is expected to fold up under 35 – 40 crores nett (lifetime business).
The failure of Raavan is likely to affect Abhishek the most, as not only has the film under-performed at the box office, but his performance too has been heavily criticized. Who would have thought Abhishek, who has previously excelled under Mani Ratnam (Yuva, Guru), would deliver one of his worst performances in Raavan?
Box office verdict – Flop (Most likely)