"Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani", directed by famed filmmaker Karan Johar, made an impressive debut on the big screen this past Friday. The film, starring an ensemble cast of Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Alia Bhatt, and Ranveer Singh, continues to make waves in India's domestic box office, grossing ?16 crore on the second day of release alone.
As reported by Sacnilk.com, the film's two-day collection totals an impressive ?27 crore. In "Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani", the spotlight falls on a strong cast with Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi sharing screen space with the young stars Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh.
Karan Johar, the visionary behind this venture, is no stranger to Bollywood's helm, marking his return after a seven-year hiatus since his last directorial project, "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" (2016).
Stellar Box Office Performance
This captivating narrative brought the audiences to the theaters, contributing to the remarkable ?16 crore revenue on the second day.
The film had already earned a substantial ?11.10 crore on its opening day, bringing its current domestic box office total to a commendable ?27.10 crore. Dharma Production, the production house backing the film, shared these earnings on their social media channels on Saturday.
They posted: "Love at first watch, day one! Your prem for their kahaani is ringing through the box office. #RockyAurRaniKiiPremKahaani a film by Karan Johar in his 25th anniversary year - in cinemas now!" Despite the film's commercial success, reviews have been mixed.
A review by Hindustan Times noted that certain dialogues in the film felt forced, with double entendres seeming out of place. The review further criticized the excess of social commentary within the film. "Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani" is not just a film.
It is a culturally rich narrative featuring a couple from contrasting backgrounds, played by Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, and comes adorned with special appearances by Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday. As the film continues its successful run, audiences await to see how it will fare in the coming days.