Ajay Devgn, Ileana DCruz starrer film recovers its budget in an opening weekend. After a successful show at the box office last year, Ajay Devgan hit the theatres this Friday with Raj Kumar Gupta directorial Raid. The Devgan starrer received a roaring welcome at the box office.
Raid collection till date
The opening day of the film was quite a sight for the makers. It garnered a whopping Rs 10.04 cr at the box office.
Following the strong response of the audience on day 1, Raid collected a whopping Rs 13.86 cr on day 2. Strong word of mouth review has generated a lot of interest in this riveting tale. To top it all, the Devgn starrer has also become the third highest grosser of 2018.
Having collected a total of Rs 23.90 crore, the film is all set to give the rest of the releases a run for their money. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, Raid’s success becomes doubly surprising for it is a movie devoid of the typical Bollywood masala.
According to Bollywood analyst Taran Adarsh, ”After an ordinary start in morning shows, Raid collection increased post noon . Evening/night shows saw super growth. A double digit start for a non-masala, realistic film is heartening .Count boosted on Sat and Sun to 13.86 cr.
It received average reviews from critics which really worked in Raid’s favour considering the fact that it was the solo release at the theatres on Mach 16.
Raid all about
Raid explores the story of a fearless Income Tax officer. It involves a big raid he conducts against Lucknow’s most-connected and high-profile politicians.
The raid continued for a span of two days and was carried out by IT officer Amay Pattnaik. Ajay Devgn plays the role of the righteous officer par excellence, whose only motive is to extract money of the black money hoarder. Saurabh Shukla has put up a phenomenal show as the corrupt politician ‘Tauji’.
The dialogues in the film are worth many whistle blows. Ileana D’ Cruz (Malini) as the wife of Amay Patnaik puts up a decent show as the supportive wife. Raid is a period drama set in the 1980s.
Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta gave a negative review of the film
“Raid had potential, but it comes off overlong and tepid. And where is the city of Lucknow? What we get is same-old flashes of historic buildings in all their crumbling glory, as a backdrop to drab songs, but no sign of the vibrant, living culture of the place this film is supposedly set in.”
The film only needs to collect more than 70 crores to get the tag of hit, seeing the box office report it looks like that the film will soon get a tag of a hit. If the film will cross 100 crores then it will be Ajay Devgn’s second back to back 100 crores film after Golmaal Again.