Ram Charan Teja's debut Bollywood film "Zanjeer" has turned out to be failure at the Indian box office. The much-hyped action film has failed to weave magic, unlike the original 1970s version which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
"Zanjeer", which also stars Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt, has raked in ₹12.17 crore in four days at the domestic box office.
"#Zanjeer *Hindi version* Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 2.89 cr, Sun 3.69 cr, Mon 2.01 cr. Total: ₹12.17 cr nett," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The original film, which became a cult classic, had taken it lifetime collection to around ₹6 crore. It became the fourth highest grosser in 1973. But the remake has turned out to a flop.
It will be difficult for the film's makers to earn the production cost, which comes to around ₹70 crore, from the box office run.
The business of the Hindi version of the film remained steady but was on the lower side at collection centres.
Last month's release, "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara" starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan also bombed at the box office.
As of now, "Shudd Desi Romance" remains the first choice of the moviegoers in India. The film, starring Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput and Vaani Kapoor, was released along with "Zanjeer" but in a limited number of screens.
"Zanjeer" was also a huge disaster on the overseas front as well.
"Zanjeer is a washout in U.S.A.-Canada, U.A.E.-G.C.C. and Australia. The *opening weekend total* is $ 491,546 [₹ 3.20 crores]," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.