Lai Bhaari, Riteish Deshmukh’s Marathi debut has opened well among the Marathi audiences and film critics. The Nishikanth Kamath movie was solely rested on Reitesh Deshmukh’s shoulder. Riteish is definitely on a roll here. While Sajid Khan’s Humshakals did well, even if monetarily Ek Villain did pretty much well. And now Riteish must be happy about the fact that Lai Bhaari fetched a mixed bag of reactions.
“Lai Bhaari has opened well with big thanks to Riteish’s publicity among his Marathi fans. The movie is fine and solely rides on his shoulder. The marketing and promotional strategy has worked well in Riteish’s favor. Personally, I liked Lai Bhaari better than Ek Villain. While the former is an action packed venture with a Marathi masala added the latter (Ek Villain) is an average movie that worked well mainly because of heavy promotions, and a finely edited (and well disguised) trailer,” opined a Trade expert on the condition of anonymity.
Mohit Suri’s Ek Villian starring Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh crossed 100 crore target just within two weeks from its release. Ek Villain was released on June 27, 2014 and gave a bumper opening in its first week. If we talk about the box office collection of this movie then in the first week it crossed over Rs 77 crore and in the second week it crossed Rs 50 crore within three days release. Audiences and the fans have accepted Riteish Deshmukh in the bad boy avatar. Riteish is always known for his comic timings, but Ek Villain was a venture where he portrayed a negative role for the very first time.
After receiving a warm response from the film critic and the audiences this film has managed to surprise one and all with its box office numbers. Riteish Deshmukh has this remarkable quality about him that he fetches attention with his hatke roles and personalities. After Housefull and Grand Masti this is Riteish’s third film to have netted Rs 100 crore. Audiences liked Riteish in such role and they are also waiting to see his if he can experiment with his roles in the days to come.