Ranbir Kapoor’s turn in double role in shamshera seems to have left no impression on his fans this time around. The latest from the YRF stable fell flat at the checkout right from the start.
Shamshera released on July 22, with the highest number of screens in the post-pandemic era. But less-than-favorable reviews and muted fan reactions seem to be the main reasons for the underpowered run. It managed to collect just Rs 10 crore on the opening day, contrary to expectations of amassing Rs 14-15 crore. According to Box Office India, the film earned Rs 10-10.25 crore on its second day.
Shamshera was touted to have all the elements that make a commercial Bollywood pot boiler. But, with the exception of a few centers in the Hindi-speaking belt of UP and Bihar, the film continues to underperform. It earned just Rs 2.75 crore in Maharashtra on Friday and is also struggling in the South Indian states despite being mentioned in Tamil and Telugu.
If current trends are any indication, Shamshera will fall under the same gap as Akshay Kumar’s recent dud Samrat Prithviraj and Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad.
Shamshera stars Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor. It is directed by Karan Malhotra, who previously helmed Agneepath and Brothers.
Indianexpress.com’s film critic Shalini Langer gave Shamshera a two-and-a-half star rating. She wrote in her review, “Subtlety is not something this Rs 150 crore Yash Raj film, which brings Ranbir to the big screen after a long four years and walks in the menacing shadow of RRR, has any use. Against sets that are almost being comically fake, of rugged hills, desert fortresses and rugged existence, everything is dramatic and exaggerated – interspersed with songs and music that are equally loud.