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Raajneeti has proved to be a SUPERHIT by collecting Rs. 56 cr in the first week which makes it the third biggest openers of Bollywood. The first and second biggest openers are 3 Idiots and Ghajini which both have Aamir Khan as the leading actor.
Although RAAJNEETI has a talented cast of Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manoi Bajpayee, Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Naseruddin Shah its success could not have been guaranteed due to its delicate subject of politics since there have been political-based films in the past like Satta, Nayal and Gulaal which have failed at the box office. So, who would have thought that RAAJNEETI would have been a great money-spinner?
Director Prakash Jha did not only have to prove that a political based film can be appreciated by the Indian audience, he also had to prove that Katrina Kaif can perform an intensely serious role, although Katrina has many super hit films to her name such as Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Namastey London, Partner, Welcome, Singh is King and Race. However, Kat has not been given the opportunity to show her acting potential with these films instead she was the given the tag of the ‘glam doll’. Nevertheless, Katrina proved all those wrong who questioned her acting potential since she performed to first rate in RAAJNEETI.
Also, Arjun Rampal was under pressure as he had to fulfil high expectations after winning the National Award for Supporting Actor for ‘Rock On!’ Arjun’s career has kicked off to a flying start with Om Shanti Om and Rock On, so it was critical for him to perform with excellence and make the audience remember him from the large cast after they watched the film, and Arjun Rampal succeeds with his performance since Taran Adarsh, Indian film critic, has stated that Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpayee are the ones who stand out in RAAJNEETI.
Without any doubt, RAAJNEETI is a SUPER HIT due to its excellent performances, intelligent script and fine direction. If you have not already watched this BLOCKBUSTER then you must book your ticket soon to witness the excellence of RAAJNEETI!