There's no stopping Ranveer Singh's Simmba as the film collected Rs 150.81 crore in its first week since its release. Directed by Rohit Shetty, Simmba stars Ranveer as cop Sangram Bhalerao and opened to fantastic reviews on December 28.
Simmba emerged as Ranveer’s biggest opener as it earned Rs 20.72 crore on the first day of its release – followed by Rs 23.33 crore on Saturday, Rs 31.06 crore on Sunday while on December 31, the film earned Rs 21.24 crore. Simmba's collections on January 1 was ecstatic as it earned Rs 28.19 crore on Tuesday, Rs 14.49 crore on Wednesday and Rs 11.78 crore on Thursday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures and announced Simmba as a super hit.
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[caption id="attachment_191412" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Ranveer Singh in a still from Simmba[/caption]
Read Taran's tweet:
Taran also tweeted that Simmba is expected to earn Rs 200 crore and "can even touch" Rs 250 crore.
Simmba highlights several issues including the empowerment of women and fighting crime against women. It narrates Sangram Bhalerao’s journey as his character undergoes a valiant change in the film – from a corrupt cop, Bhalerao turns into a determined police officer, who sets out on a quest for justice to avenge a woman’s rape and subsequent death.
[caption id="attachment_190021" align="aligncenter" width="790"] Simmba director Rohit Shetty with Sara Ali Khan, Ranveer Singh and fim's producer Karan Johar[/caption]
Simmba is the remake of Telugu film Temper and casts Sara Ali Khan opposite Ranveer. It is Sara’s second film after Kedarnath, which marked her debut in Bollywood. Simmba has been produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Rohit Shetty Picturez.