Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer Raabta, directed by Dinesh Vijan, opened to audiences with an overall lukewarm response this Friday. The movie, which is a third for Kriti, who debuted alongside Tiger Shroff in Heropanti and starred in the blockbuster Dilwale and, the first release for Sushant after his last critically and commercially successful venture M. S. Dhoni – An Untold Story, was expected to have better turnouts in the theatres given the rumors of the couple dating going around in reel as well as real life. However, the recipe to a successful film is still unknown and nothing can make the crowds go to a movie hall if they do not want to, in the first place. And Raabta proves this corollary to be true again.
— Raabta (@RaabtaOfficial) June 9, 2017
Thanks a lot my man ❤️❤️ https://t.co/GF8smElB5P
— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) June 9, 2017
The film which explores the unknown, inexplicable connection (called Raabta in Urdu, and hence the title) between the two protagonists (Sushant and Kriti), with a third character of a liquor baron (played by Jim Sarbh) thrown in the mix. The plot is more of a Befikre in the first half with the playful chemistry between Sushant and Kriti at their best, however it ends up doing a somersault turning in a Madhumati in the second half, bringing in the past life connections of the three main characters; exploring and establishing the unknowns of death and rebirth.
#Raabta Fri 5.61 cr, Sat 5.11 cr. Total: ₹ 10.72 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 11, 2017
The movie has been received well by the critics for the performances by its lead, however the plot does not get the sympathy of the viewers, which is clear given the average performance it has managed so far on box-office. The film which is said to be made on a budget of INR 35 Crores has yet managed to collect 10 Crores in the first two days of the release weekend. As Sunday is another India – South Africa match, it is highly improbable that the film would do incredible business on the last day of the weekend, making the future of its collection very much bleak.
If you are someone who loves love stories and does not want to spend the last day of the weekend on the sofa with India South Africa match, Team Raabta has three reasons for you to catch this movie tonight. Here you go –
— Raabta (@RaabtaOfficial) June 11, 2017