Rohit Shetty directorial venture Simmba featuring Ranveer Sara Ali Khan opened with a collection of Rs 20.72 crore at the box-office. The film successfully crossed Rs 100 crore mark in just five days of its release. Apart from Ranveer and Sara, Simmba also features Sonu Sood and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles. 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, ‘’While #Simmba is a massive success, it’s having a dream run in Mumbai circuit... Nears ₹ 50 cr mark in *5 days* in Mumbai circuit alone... An EXTRAORDINARY feat... Fri 7.77 cr... Sat 9.11 cr... Sun 12.13 cr... Mon 8.16 cr... Tue 9.48 cr... Total: ₹ 46.65 cr. Mumbai circuit biz.’’
Simmba box office collection Day 6:
#Simmba is a SMASH HIT... Continues to collect in double digits, even after New Year celebrations have ended... This one is not slowing down soon... Fri 20.72 cr, Sat 23.33 cr, Sun 31.06 cr, Mon 21.24 cr, Tue 28.19 cr, Wed 14.49 cr. Total: ₹ 139.03 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 3, 2019
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.