Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba has taken the box office by storm. The Rohit Shetty directorial has minted Rs 202.83 crore till now. Not even two weeks old, the movie has entered the coveted Rs 200 crore club.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh recently shared the latest figures of the cop drama and wrote, “And #Simmba roars louder with a DOUBLE CENTURY… Hits ₹ 200 cr mark… Shows solid hold on weekdays, which indicates it won’t slow down soon… [Week 2] Fri 9.02 cr, Sat 13.32 cr, Sun 17.49 cr, Mon 6.16 cr, Tue 6.03 cr. Total: ₹ 202.83 cr. India biz.”
In his another tweet, he shared the benchmarks crossed by the film. “#Simmba benchmarks…Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 3 ₹ 100 cr: Day 5 ₹ 150 cr: Day 7 ₹ 175 cr: Day 10 ₹ 200 cr: Day 12 India biz. BLOCKBUSTER.”
Incidentally, Simmba also happens to be the biggest opener of Ranveer’s career. Simmba had collected Rs 20.72 crore on the opening day itself.
While the movie might have performed incredibly well at the box office, the film evoked mixed responses from critics, who, while panning the film, still praised Ranveer’s performance in the blockbuster.
The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta in her review noted, “The set-pieces are familiar. The clashes between the bad guys and the cops coated with the ‘vardi-ki-aan-shaan-baan’ lines are the same. The background music which drowns out everything is right there. To remind us of ‘before’, actors who own popular hit songs are rustled up to shake a leg, and to top it all, the original cop-who-walks-slo-mo-like-a-panther comes on to tell the rookie how it’s done. The only reason to watch Simmba then, is Ranveer Singh.”
Simmba, also starring Sara Ali Khan and Sonu Sood, released on December 28.