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Raksha Bandhan box office collection Day 8: Akshay Kumar’s film dies a slow death

Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan’s performance at the box office has been tumbling down as the week progresses. The film was released alongside Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha, and both have failed to impress the audience. Even though the film received good reviews, it failed to bring the audience to the theatres.

RAKSHA BANDHAN BOX OFFICE COLLECTION

Raksha Bandhan saw an advance booking of 35,000 tickets sold for Day 1 at the box office with a total collection of approximately Rs 69 lakh. The film was made on an approximate budget of over Rs 70 crore. While the film had a decent start, on Day 9, Raksha Bandhan managed to collect a mere Rs 1.2 crore, according to early estimates.

Akshay Kumar has had three flops in Bell Bottom (Aug 19, 2021), Bachchhan Paandey (March 18, 2022) and Samrat Prithviraj (June 3, 2022) over the past year. His only hit during this period was Sooryavanshi (Nov 5, 2021).

RAKSHA BANDHAN REVIEW

IndiaToday.in gave Raksha Bandhan 2 out of 5 stars. Our review read, “Raksha Bandhan’s biggest issue is its writing. For a film that sets out to pass off a social message, the writing is not only sexist but extremely offensive, especially to the women in the film. When Akshay Kumar’s Lala jokingly calls one of his sisters with weight issues a ‘double-decker,’ we are expected to laugh! At another point, he calls one of his other sisters with a duskier complexion – ‘amavas ki raat’. Unfortunately, these lines and punches are so regressive that even the writers of The Kapil Sharma Show would reject them!”

ABOUT RAKSHA BANDHAN

Directed by Aanand L Rai, Raksha Bandhan stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar. It also features Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth and Deepika Khanna. The movie clashes with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha in theatres today, August 11. The film is produced by Zee Studios, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films and jointly written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon.

The storyline follows Lala Kedarnath, the eldest and only brother of four sisters, who runs a chaat shop that was started by his father. Lala promises his frail mother on her deathbed that he will get married only after he fulfills the responsibility of marrying his sisters into suitable homes first. What follows is Lala’s relentless efforts of getting his sisters married while upholding his family values.

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