Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer, Ram-Leela, released to packed theatres on 15 November. This loud, colourful and unabashed Bollywood film, an Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Devdas, Black) and is expected to steal some of the limelight from Hrithik Roshan's record-breaking Krrish 3.
According to a report in Koimoi.com, Hrithik Roshan's Krrish 3 has broken the lifetime record of Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express after adding its third week collections at the Indian Box Office.
Krrish 3 sustains steam in its third weekend, despite facing a screen crunch with Ram-Leela. The movie is performing well in multiplexes, while single-screen audience prefers going to the Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer.
If Ram-Leela is able to maintain this momentum, there is a definite chance of it becoming one of the top ten Bollywood grossers of 2013. However, it remains to be seen what fate has in store for this musical drama.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Impress Critics
Ram-Leela has received excellent critical acclaim post its release and is already being touted as the next big hit. Its lead actors, Singh and Padukone are being unanimously appreciated for their dynamic on-screen chemistry and performance.
Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama says, "Who would've ever imagined Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to set the screen ablaze when RAM-LEELA was announced? But the chemistry between the two is defining in every sequence, with the actors complimenting each other fantastically. Ranveer, seen in a completely new avatar, had impressed in his earlier endeavors, but he outshines himself in this one. He has surfaced as a much better actor than he ever was, letting himself free of his inhibitions and experimenting with a role that's actually intricate. He's simply flawless."
"Post Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express, Deepika pulls yet another ace this time. Looking gorgeous as ever and cast in the most demanding role of her career thus far, she wins you over with an act that's unblemished. The audience is sure to go into raptures while watching Deepika in the film," he adds.