Tigmanshu Dhulia, the film-maker who usually makes alternative films like Saheb Biwi aur Gangster, Paan Singh Tomar, etc; has attempted a masala movie for the first time with the Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Bullett Raja.
The movie started off with decent raking in of moolah in its opening weekend but didn’t quite reach the intended weekend target. The film has grossed Rs. 12 crores in the opening weekend and is expected to gross 100 crores by the end of its run.
“Bullett Raja, is a film set in North India, was expected to open well in North circuits, especially in centres of U.P. While the opening shows of the film were quite good in certain parts of U.P., the general opening ranged from average to below average in several circuits. The occupancy was lower in Mumbai but picked up during the course of the day. Bullett Raja was never expected to start with a bang thanks to the lack of popular soundtrack. However, the film has the potential to strike a chord and like most Tigmanshu Dhulia movies. Meanwhile, last week’s releases, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein and Singh Saab The Great, have been sidelined at major plexes, but Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela continues to perform well and is expected to be the second choice of moviegoers this weekend, after Bullett Raja,” said trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Based in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, Bullett Raja follows the story of a common man Raja Mishra, who uses guns, grime, and glory to become a dreaded gangster.