A while after 'Happy New Year' hit the box-office; we had two releases that cannot be compared to the former. While 'The Shaukeens' has performed averagely with collections of around 18 crores, 'Rang Rasiya' is far behind with earnings of 2.5 crores up until now. Both the films have different appeals, while 'The Shaukeens' stands as an entertainer, 'Rang Rasiya' promised a beautiful tale of love and art.
Starring Akshay Kumar in an extended cameo role, 'The Shaukeens' had a clear advantage. Though the film started off on a very slow note, it quickly picked up over the weekend mainly because of a positive word of mouth. This film directed by Abhishek Sharma is meant to be a remake of 1982 original 'Shaukeen'. Starring Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra, this film is expected to have an increase in earnings over the next week.
'Rang Rasiya' appealed to mainly the up market audiences, but failed to reach the masses. Starring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen, this film showcased the life of famous Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma. A well made film nonetheless; Ketan Mehta's 'Rang Rasiya' is less likely taste success at the box-office.