Raanjhanaa Fails to Get Big Opening

Tamil star Dhanush’s Bollywood debut Raanjhanaa failed to get a big opening in the U.S.

Despite all the hype and nonstop blabbering by Dhanush’s co-star Sonam Kapoor prior to the film’s release, Raanjhanaa grossed a mere $414,211 in its opening June 21-23, 2013 weekend at the U.S. box office.

The movie released on 102 screens and managed an average gross of $4,061.

Raanjhanaa Box Office - Disappointing

Raanjhanaa received a rotten review from U.S.’ premier Indian move review site SearchIndia.com.

Raanjhanaa’s two main weaknesses are the shoddy script and Sonam Kapoor’s hopeless acting skills.

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

Even Dhanush’s earnest attempt to carry a Bollywood movie on his lean shoulders cannot save you from dozing off or walking out…..the only respite in the second half was a power cut in the theater for about five minutes followed by another five minutes of only video and no audio.

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9 Responses to "Raanjhanaa Fails to Get Big Opening"

  1. Naveen   June 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I think the numbers are pretty solid for a Hindi movie starring Dhanush as a solo-hero. Looks like the movie is doing ok in India.


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. No can agree on the U.S. solid numbers.

    Dhanush is not an unknown quantity.

    That Kolaveri nonsense, plus insane pre-release publishitty plus being Rajinikanth’s SIL plus that twit Sonam’s presence etc should have gotten the film more at the BO.

    2. As for the Indian response, there’s always a market for shit in Mera Bharat Mahaan.

  2. Naveen   June 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I am not a financial / currency expert.

    What is your view on this video?

    He takes a while before coming to the point though…


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. After listening to the entire presentation of roughly 1-hour 20-minutes duration, I’d unequivocally say my time could have been put to better use.

    2. Yes, the U.S. economy is under considerable pressure. That’s hardly a secret.

    3. We do have a debt crisis, jobs crisis, manufacturing crisis etc.

    4. One of the main problems the U.S. faces is the historical low tax rates.

    5. Both Individual & Corporate Tax rates must go up if the financial situation has to improve. Corporate tax rate in U.S. seems high but there are a lot of loopholes that brings the real tax rate down considerably.

    6. Minimum wage must rise significantly. People can’t buy stuff if they’re paid less than subsistence wages like at Walmart, a lot of Indian-owned motels etc. Real wages have not increased for most people in decades.

    7. Monstrous income inequality is the biggest crisis the U.S. is facing right now and a lot of other problems flow from that.

    8. I do not agree with the repeated instances (in your video link) of bashing Barack Obama over increase in debt. Obama was not responsible. He’s trying to fix a historical problem and failing because entrenched vested interests are too strong and control Congress. I also disagree with the point that Obama is a redistributionist (remember the point on Obama spreading the wealth?).

    9. A lot of other countries have a huge stake in American survival. China, Europe etc. If things get really bad here, there could be a reverse-Marshall Plan. This is something the guy never takes into account.

    10. Bottom line, this guy is just trying to sell his newsletter…I advise readers not to waste their time. I’m always skeptical of folks who say: The 100% Secret – The Easiest Way in the Markets to Make 100%. (wasn’t that step 3?)

    11. I’m a firm believer in the principle that you cannot be a happy island in an ocean of misery. The role of government is to help all people, not just the corporate chieftains and top campaign contributors.

  3. rmadasu   June 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    The amazing and sad thing is that this movie seems to be a hit in India.

    How and Why is a mystery to me.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The Indian love of trash has no parallel.

  4. coolguy   June 26, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I was just fighting out the urge to watch this film First Day itself as the TV promos were good.

    Ah well, maybe I’ll watch a more “mature” Dhanush in Mariyaan.

    It has become the most expected Tamil film.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Parvathy Thiruvoth Kottuvata a.k.a. Parvathi Menon is Haaawt!

    Classy gal, a rarity in India!

    SI’s New Favorite! 😉

    BTW, aren’t there any native actresses in Tamil Nadu?

    Priyamani, Parvati Menon, Nayantara, Sameera Reddy, Sandhya, Nazriya Nazim, Bhavana, ….all outsiders.

    The few Tamil “actresses” like Samantha, Trisha etc are terrible


    2. You write: It has become the most expected Tamil film.


    They say that about every film these days!

    Sweetie, thank you for introducing Parvathy Thiruvoth Kottuvata to us! 😉

    • Naveen   June 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      For a moment I thought this was Ms. Omanakuttan of Billa 2!!

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Oh, No!

      This one is the real Parvati! 😉

      Sexy, pretty and wise as the Hindu Goddess herself!

    • boopalanj   June 27, 2013 at 6:03 am

      Parvati did a commendable job in her earlier movie “Poo”.

      From then, her looks have improved 😉

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      So are you going to review her new movie? 😉

  5. coolguy   June 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm


    You are probably correct!

    Even Vishal’s film has expectations.

    But Dhanush joining hands with A.R.Rahman, there is bound to be high audience interest.

    • Naveen   June 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Dhanush + ARR in Raanjhanaa was so mediocre. 🙁

      • boopalanj   June 27, 2013 at 5:57 am

        ARR tries hard to be mediocre these days. It’s just one or two songs.

        Like the Salieri says at the end of Amadeus – “Mediocrities everywhere! I absolve you! I absolve you all!” and Ironically he was fondly called “the mozart of madras”..!

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