Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi’s Rashtra Kavach Om took a poor opening amid negative reviews. The film is directed by Kapil Verma.
Rashtra Kavach Om, starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjana Sanghi, could not impress critics or moviegoers. The film opened in theaters on Friday amid negative reviews, with a low opening collection at the box office. The film collected ₹1.51 crore on its first day of release. Read also: Rashtra Kavach Om Review: Aditya Roy Kapur’s good looks can’t save a film that reaches new heights of absurdity
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the opening collection of the film on Twitter. He wrote, “#RashtraKavachOm dull on day 1… National chains [#PVR, #INOX, #Cinepolis] they find limited support, but the mass zone records better occupancy [due to action]… Must make up lost ground on day 2 and 3… Fri ₹ 1.51 cr. #Indiabiz.”
Directed by Kapil Verma, the film also stars Jackie Shroff, Prachee Shah Paandya, Prakash Raj, Ashutosh Rana, Bijou Thaangjam and Elnaaz Norouzi in a dance number. It was previously titled Om: The Battle Within.
The Hindustan Times review of the film said it reached “new heights of absurdity” and wrote, “Rashtra Kavach Om does an injustice not only to the genre it claims to belong to, but also to the audience who want to see Aditya Roy Kapur on the big screen it does something meaningful instead of just throwing a punch and making us feel the impact in slo-mo.”
Aditya made his acting debut with the 2013 film Aashiqui 2 and has appeared in films like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Fitoor, Ok Jaanu and Ludo. The actor said he was approached for Rashtra Kavach Om soon after the trailer of his 2020 film Malang was released.
“Kapil saw me in that trailer where I was picked up. He felt he was my type and invited me for Om. It’s an action movie and I’m a huge action fan as I grew up as an action fan. I watched all the big action movies like Sylvester Stallone, Jackie Chan and (Jean-Claude) Van Damme,” he told PTI in an interview.
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