Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir Khan, and Raksha Bandhan, starring Akshay Kumar, both underperformed at the box office on their opening day. Raksha Bandhan probably took in between Rs 7 and Rs 8 crore, compared to Laal Singh Chaddha’s predicted first-day take of Rs 10 to Rs 11 crore. A producer’s official numbers are awaited. Both movies have far too much relying on them, including the potential to revive Bollywood and the fame of their major stars. The movies were unable to surpass Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’s opening weekend figures. On its first day of release, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 brought in Rs 14 crore. Because Laal Singh Chaddha lacked creativity, his work received less than favourable reviews.
Comparatively people have given better reviews to Raksha Bandhan than Lal Singh Chadha. While Raksha Bandhan, starring Akshay Kumar had been on a better way becusse of its strong and emotional plot which is makes a connection with the audience, while on the other hand, Laal Singh Chaddha which is Aamir’s comeback venture after Dangal, has actually went out of the way in the mid half itself which made things difficult for audience to connect. There was also a massive protest against Laal Singh Chadha recently and just before the release of the film even Aamir had apologised for hurting anyone’s sentiments. Well Bollywood movies haven’t really been doing well on box office lately. Bhool Bhulaiyya 2 was the only superhit movie which gave tough competition to all the South Movies. Ventures from South like KGF, Vikrant Rona, Bahubali etc were the big massive hit and it’s time for Bollywood to gear up with the South movies.
Laal Singh Chaddha is helmed by Advait Chandan. It is an official Hindi remake of the Forrest Gump movie from 1994. Atul Kulkarni, best known for his roles in Rang De Basanti (2006) and Natarang, has translated it into Hindi (2009). Kareena Kapoor plays Aamir Khan’s love interest in Laal Singh Chaddha, which features him in a variety of age groups. This movie also stars Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya in addition to Aamir and Kareena (or Chaitanya Akkineni). On the other hand Raksha Bandhan, is a emotional and touching tale of a brother who has responsibilities of sisters and hence has to sacrifice his personal lives in the process of giving out his best to his sisters.