Effect of ‘Kashmir Files’! With a loss of 100 crores, ‘Radhe Shyam’ fails at the box office

New Delhi: After Baahubali, Prabhas is often touted as the bigger pan-India star than the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Rajinikanth.

Nothing mattered after the film released on March 11. It received mixed to negative reviews and faced an unexpected competition in the much shorter film The Kashmir Files.

His next release, Saaho, was a Rs 150 crore hit in the Hindi belt, despite receiving poor reviews and performing poorly in the Telugu states.

Naturally, a lot was expected from his latest release Radhe Shyam. It was supposed to bring audiences back to theaters and end the dry spell of South Indian films in the Hindi markets.

Furthermore, the film’s sound designer, Oscar winner Resul Pookutty, sold its climax as bigger than Titanic.

But, nothing mattered after the film released on March 11. It received mixed to negative reviews and faced an unexpected competition in the much shorter film The Kashmir Files.

Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumar and Pallavi Joshi, stunned everyone with its massive growth at the box office and turned out to be a huge hit.

The frenzy surrounding The Kashmir Files impressed Radhe Shyam and the film exploded in Hindi.

Though the collections were huge in the Telugu states, the film crashed from Monday due to poor content.

According to Pinkvilla, the film earned Rs 42 crore on the first day, Rs 25.50 crore on the second day and Rs 24.50 crore on the third day.

The film managed to earn only Rs 99.50 crore in four days and in its first week, it could not do much. The film could barely reach Rs 100 crore and could not even cross Rs 125 crore.

Reports suggest that Prabhas’ latest film has turned out to be one of the biggest flops at the box office so far, with a loss of over Rs 100 crore, a first for any Indian film.

Before Radhe Shyam, the biggest disaster of Indian cinema was Ranveer Singh starrer 83 which lost Rs 80 crore, second on the list was Ranbir Kapoor starrer Bombay Velvet which lost Rs 70 crore.

(with agency input)

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