Mumbai: Anand Rai's Raanjhana
which stars Sonam Kapoor opposite Dhanush, came out with an amazing opening weekend. The flick grossed Rs 31.5 crore worldwide. Made at a budget of Rs 35 crore, the movie is enjoying a positive response. The flick hit 1400 screens in the country and more than 220 screens abroad in its opening weekend. It has ended up grossing Rs 26.5 crore at the Indian box office and Rs 5 crore in the overseas market.
The flick involves amazing music by AR Rahman, convincing character played by Dhanush and a down to earth character of Sonam Kapoor.
Praising the film, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: "A film that touches the core of your heart. Not to be missed!" Social networking sites have helped the flick to earn positive reviews at large.
The film is good enough to attract celebrities. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan too tweeted about the film: "In celebration (of India's victory at the Champions Trophy) saw Raanjhanaa
... loved the premise, the execution the performance, and the UP (Uttar Pradesh) atmosphere. Wishing it all success!"
The film is penned down by Himanshu Sharma and produced by Krishna Lulla under the banner of Eros International. The flick also stars Abhay Deol, Swara Bhaskar and Mohammed Zeeshan.
Renowned novelist and columnist Shobhaa De tweeted: "Sonam can act, saala!"
Vicky Donor fame actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who will be seen with Sonam in the Yash Raj Films' untitled project, said, "She has got a great sense of fashion and style and that had eclipsed her acting talent in the past, but I think by doing films like Raanjhanaa
and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
, you will discover her earthy side and an actor in her."
Delhi-based distributor Joginder Mahajan said: "Mostly youngsters are coming to watch the film. They are appreciating Dhanush's acting and are really pleased with his performance."
"Sonam, represents the youth of the country, so people are coming to watch her as well. There is a buzz about her performance in the film and the audience are coming to see it," he added.
With critics calling the film "heady wine and its effect will only grow", Raanjhanaa
is predictable to go strong at the ticket window.