Even 3 Bachchans Can’t Save Sarkar Raj at Box Office

Sarkar Raj Review – Worth Missing

Even the presence of three members of Bollywood’s first family – the Bachchans – couldn’t save their pathetic new movie Sarkar Raj from a ho-hum reception at the U.S. box office.

Despite the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, Sarkar Raj grossed a mere $642,523 in its opening weekend (June 6-8, 2008) at the U.S. box office, which is less than even Ajay Devgan’s U Me Aur Hum.

Released in 70 theaters, Sarkar Raj opened at No-11 at the U.S. box office and had an average gross of $9,178.

Sarkar Raj Box Office

Sarkar Raj is the second Bollywood movie featuring Amitabh Bachchan in recent weeks that has failed to resonate well at the box office.  Remember, Bhoothnath was a disaster at the U.S. box office,  grossing a pitiful $330,246 in its opening weekend (May 9-11, 2008).

Here’s an excerpt from SearchIndia.com’s review of Sarkar Raj:

In his latest work  Sarkar Raj, the dependably stupid Ram Gopal Varma once again delivers the goods – yet another boring dud.

Sarkar Raj featuring Bollywood’s first family (Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan) is a mediocre sequel to Ram Gopal Varma’s unimpressive Godfather-inspired 2005 gangster flick Sarkar.

Even after two decades in the film industry and 20 films under his belt, Sarkar Raj director Ram Gopal Varma is all at sea in the Bollywood ocean, rowing his way without the tiniest paddle of talent.

For decades, Bollywood film-makers have been bamboozling Indian movie-goers with pretty faces and shooting in exotic locales but paid scant attention to the story or the acting capabilities of the stars.

With one Bollywood movie after movie faring miserably at the box office lately, hopefully things will change.

Trashy Sarkar Raj Crashes in U.S. – Down 74%

2 Responses to "Even 3 Bachchans Can’t Save Sarkar Raj at Box Office"

  1. indiatimes   June 14, 2008 at 11:53 am

    You are obviously a nuthead and a crackpot. It is clear that all of you have no brains, and if God did give you something else, it still has to be revealed by your moronic writing and reviews, as well as responses to posters. Get the real figures, and reveal your sources when you present data. Sarkar Raj has collected highest gross opening figures in recent times in USA. See here http://www.indiafm.com/trade/overseas_boxoffice/index.html For comparison with weekend gross of U Me aur Hum see here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490210/business and here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1039995/business and then calculate per screen business. I am not sure if you morons can do the division, but what the heck, give it a try, ok! And do let us know why you team of [trash talk] dickheads are against this movie – ok.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    There should be a law to prevent blithering idiots like you from using a keyboard.

    You write above: Sarkar Raj has collected highest gross opening figures in recent times in USA

    Stop lying, you Blithering Idiot. You are completely wrong. Sarkar Raj has not collected the highest gross opening.

    The numbers we provided for box office results of Sarkar Raj or U Me Aur Hum in our post are the same as the ones you cite in your three links. So, what’s your beef with our numbers?

    ————- Opening Weekend Gross || Rank || Screens || Average Gross
    Sarkar Raj ——— $642,523————— 11———– 70———— $9,178

    Scumbag, learn to read before your itchy fingers start typing nonsense.

    As we said earlier in response to another comment, Average gross is one factor but definitely not as important as the total gross to judge a movie’s overall performance at the box office.

    How can you live with a brainless twit like yourself?

    Don’t even think of reproducing…think of the damage a blithering idiot like you will inflict on the world’s gene pool.

  2. mallukuttan   June 21, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Hello Rekha.

    Indiatimes is getting to emotional and when a Big Budget family is starring you must make the other elements strong. What a filthy storing told in a boring Ramu style. Why is he making such a mess of bollywood industry – people are afraid of going even in front of theatre with Ramu’s movie. His storytelling is pretty awkward and people fear to walk in front of theatres running RGV movies after Aag, but Sarkar Raj is not a bloody shit like AAG, still not having anything special in it. Ramu, time to quit!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: people are afraid of going even in front of theatre with Ramu’s movie…. people fear to walk in front of theatres running RGV movies after Aag

    The above statement must count as the acme of hyperbole 🙂

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