The total gross of Prakash Jha’s new film Raajneeti is worse than that of Hrithik Roshan’s disaster Kites, according to estimates.
Total gross for the opening weekend for Raajneeti has been estimated at $917,000 and the average gross at $7,395 by boxofficemojo.
Raajneeti’s average gross is much higher than Kites average gross ($4609).
Here’s how Raajneeti fared compared to a few other prominent Bollywood movies:
In its review of Raajneeti, SearchIndia.com wrote:
Expectations are always higher from Prakash Jha compared to the bozos like David Dhawan, Ram Gopal Varma et al.
So, does Jha fulfill the high hopes from the film?
No and Yes.
No, because if you are familiar with the Godfather and Mahabharat you can guess how things are going to play out in large part.
Also disappointing is the multiple instances of borrowing from Godfather like the car-blast killing the girl-friend, the hot-headed older brother (Sonny Corleone?), the cool, calculating younger brother (Michael Corleone??) and a body on the bed to compel a reluctant foe to come to terms.
Yes, because the borrowing from the aforesaid Hollywood film or Mahabharat notwithstanding the execution is slick and the acting with few exceptions decent.
With a decent ensemble comprising of Nana Patekar, Naseeruddin Shah (short role), Ranbhir Kapoor, Manoj Bajpai, Ajay Devgan and Arjun Rampal, Jha delivers a watchable film in the 2-hrs 50-min long Raajneeti.
Raajneeti Review – Prakash Jha’s Khichdi of Godfather & Mahabharat