Shamshera box office collection Day 2: Ranbir Kapoor’s comeback film earns lesser than Alia’s Gangubai Kathiawadi

Ranbir Kapoor’s return to the big screen with Shamshera has earned lesser money than his wife, Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi Day 2 collections. With poor reviews and a muted fan reaction, Shamshera is struggling at the theatres.


Shamshera released on July 22.
The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor.
It is directed by Karan Malhotra.

Ranbir Kapoor’s first film in four years, Shamshera, is tanking at the box office. The film opened to around Rs 10.25 crore on the first day of release, July 22. According to early estimates, on Day 2, it earned another 10 crore which is not a great figure for something mounted on a reported budget of Rs 150 crore. In fact, Shamshera earned lesser than his wife Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi on Day 2. The latest from the YRF stable seems to have fallen flat at the box office right at the start. The Karan Malhotra-directorial historical drama stars Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor.


Shamshera embarked on its journey with an opening of Rs 10.25 crore on Day 1. The opening is way lower than what the industry expected out of it. It’s all over for Shamshera as the film failed to show any growth at the box office on its second day too. According to early estimates, the collections fell in the range of Rs 9.8 to 10.60 crore. With this, the two-day total of the YRF production stands at Rs 20.60 crore. Films usually show see an upward trend on Saturdays, but not for Shamshera, which opened with the highest screen count in the post-pandemic era. It remains to be seen if there will be a jump in collections on Sunday or not.


Gangubai Kathiawadi took the box office by storm. Alia Bhatt’s impressive performance coupled with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s masterful direction ensured huge crowds in the theatres. On Day 2, the film managed to earn a total of Rs 23.82 crore. Gangubai Kathiawadi is based on Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. In the film, Alia Bhatt plays a woman named Ganga who travels from Gujarat to Mumbai with her partner, but is sold off following a betrayal and ends up in a life of prostitution. She then becomes a madame named Gangubai in the red light area of Kamathipura and rises to power. She advocates for the rights of women and gets a stronghold in politics.

The storyline of Shamshera follows Ranbir Kapoor’s character being pitted against Sanjay Dutt. The latter plays the role of an evil, merciless and cold-hearted man named Shuddh Singh. The film is set in the 1800 fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shuddh Singh. The story focusses on a slave who becomes a leader and then a legend for his tribe. He relentlessly fights for his tribe’s freedom and dignity. Shamshera also stars Ronit Roy, Saurabh Shukla and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *