Raksha Bandhan box office: Akshay Kumar’s festival release collected around 6 crore on Saturday, similar to what it had collected on Friday.

Akshay Kumar’s movie Raksha Bandhan showed no growth on Saturday and currently stands at a total of three days around 20.6 crores. The film came out on Thursday at the festival of rakhi and clashed in cinemas with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. Also read: Raksha Bandhan Actor Smrithi Srikanth Remembers Racism During Model Days

While Laal Singh Chaddha performed slightly better with a collection of about 8.7 crore, Raksha Bandhan was able to around 5.75-6 crore on day 3. Akshay Kumara plays a loving brother of four sisters in the film dealing with the ill effects of the dowry system in Indian society and racism.

According to a report on Boxofficeindia.com, Raksha Bandhan remains better in Hindi-speaking belts of UP, CI and Rajasthan but dull in Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad. However, the collections fell on Friday and Saturday in Gujarat.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh ​​called the film’s box office performance “underwhelming”. He shared two day issues of the film, tweeting Saturday: “#RakshaBandhan dwindles on day 2… National chains remain extremely low… Mass belt drives his biz… 2-day total is disappointing… Needs to get a miraculous turnaround from Sat-Mon… Thu 8.20 cr, Fri 6.40 cr Total: 14.60 cr. #Indian affairs.”

The family drama, directed by Aanand L Rai, is a story about Lala Kedarnath (Akshay) and his relationship with his four sisters. It focuses on his efforts to get his sisters married and addresses issues of dowry and body shaming. Akshay’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha co-star Bhumi Pednekar plays his love interest in Raksha Bandhan. Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna and Smrithi Srikanth play the role of his sisters.

In an interview with ANI, Bhumi had said before the film’s release: “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was the first blockbuster of my career, thanks to Akshay sir. Akshay sir and I have a unique alignment to deliver meaningful entertainers. Both Toilet and Rakshabandhan convey a message that one can take home and also watch such movies with the whole family. I like family entertainers because it appeals to the widest possible quadrant of movie viewers in India.”


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