After the success of Gangaajal, Prakash Jha and Ajay Devgn once again collaborated for a political drama, Raajneeti. The icing on the cake was the tremendous star cast including Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Naaseerduddin Shah, Manoj Bajpai, Katrina Kaif and Arjun Rampal, As Rajneeti completes 12 years today, let us check how much the political drama collected at the box office in its lifetime.
Directed by veteran, Prakash Jha, whose earlier works include Mrityudand, Gangaajal and Apharan, Raajneeti is a modern take on Mahabharat where various characters from the epic, Karna (Ajay Devgn), Krishna (Patekar), Arjuna (Ranbir Kapoor), Bhima (Arjun Rampal), Duryodhana (Manoj Bajpai), and Draupadi (Kaif) are portrayed in the film.
Thanks to the ensemble, solid promotions, marketing coupled with tuneful songs composed by Pritam and beautifully written by Sameer which helped the political-drama garner wider audience. Raajneeti opened to rave reviews across India, praising the cast performances and Prakash Jha’s direction.
According to the Boxofficeindia.com, Raajneeti was released at 1750 screens to a solid Rs 10.33 crores. The political-drama collected Rs 33.42 crores in its first weekend and went onto collect Rs 53.77 crores in its first week. Raajneeti ended its theatrical run with Rs 92.37 crores against a budget of Rs 60 crores and turned out to be “Super-Hit” at the box office.