Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan starrer Rohit Shetty directorial venture Simmba opened with Rs 20.72 crore at the box-office. Simmba also features Sonu Sood and Ashutosh Rana. Meanwhile, it has a cameo of Ajay Devgn and a special appearance of Akshay Kumar.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh talking about the positive response of Simmba stated that it is Ranveer’s biggest opening day collection.
He tweeted, ‘’ #Simmba gathered momentum during the course of the day, with evening/night shows supporting the film... Mumbai circuit is rocking... Emerges Ranveer Singh’s biggest opening day... Day 2 performing better than Day 1... Fri ₹ 20.72 cr. India biz.’’
Later, sharing the collection of Simmba, he tweeted, ‘’Ranveer Singh - Opening Day biz... 1. #Simmba ₹ 20.72 cr 2. #Padmaavat ₹ 19 cr [Thu] 3. #Gunday ₹ 16.12 cr 4. #GoliyonKiRaasleelaRamLeela ₹ 16 cr 5. #BajiraoMastani ₹ 12.80 cr India biz.’’
Simmba box office collection Day 1:
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 29, 2018
#Simmba gathered momentum during the course of the day, with evening/night shows supporting the film... Mumbai circuit is rocking... Emerges Ranveer Singh’s biggest opening day... Day 2 performing better than Day 1... Fri ₹ 20.72 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 29, 2018
Shetty has taken his old and safe route for his latest venture Simmba starring Ranveer. Simmba is the louder version of Shetty's last cop drama Singham in which Devgn played the titular role of an honest cop. However, Simmba (Bhalerao Sangram) is nowhere close to (Bajirao) Singham. Simmba is an orphan and had an inclination towards money and power since childhood. Rohit Shetty has given South Indian treatment to the film and when we say this, we aren't talking about action sequence. The flamboyant and over-the-top mannerism of Shetty's lead character seems too much after a point of time. Simmba seems to be screaming for attention with his not-so-amusing one-liners. Having said that, Ranveer has aptly portrayed the characters, because just like Simmba, our Ranveer is always high on energy. Initially, Simmba is not portrayed as a hero, hence, to make him likable, Rohit Shetty has played with one-liners and Ranveer's machoism. There are Marathi dialogues but it is not difficult to get the gist of the conversation.