Rangoon, contrary to all the hype created through promotional activities, tanked at the box office. The film stars Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan. Going by the stellar star cast, there were expectations that the film will do wonders at the ticket windows. But, it didn’t strike the right chord with the audience.
Rangoon revolves around the love triangle between Rusi Billimoria (Saif Ali Khan), Miss Julia (Kangana Ranaut) and Jamadar Nawab Malik (Shahid Kapoor). The film had collected INR 19.35 crore in its first week which is way too less than it was expected.
Shahid, on Twitter, was asked about the same by a user – “One straight forward question.Keeping awards & rewards aside how does your feel when ur film doesn’t get commercial success?”
The Haider actor replied saying, “Shitty”. The film has received mixed reviews from the critics and the viewers alike. But, what went wrong for the film? It still has to be figured out. Earlier, there were reports that the film was leaked online – it could be possible that this might have been one of the reasons for the film’s debacle at the box office.
At one of the events, Kareena Kapoor Khan was asked about the film’s failure as her husband Saif Ali Khan played the lead role in the film. She said, “Some movies are beyond box office collections. Vishal Bhardwaj’s movies are always a piece of art. A few movies are for the actor’s appreciation.”
What do you think could have been the possible reasons for its failure at the box office?
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) March 2, 2017