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Release Date 4 June, 2010
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Budget ₹60 crores
Box Office India ₹94 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹143 crores
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A party leader’s stroke destabilizes a state government and sparks a political struggle that tears a family in two. Into this civil war steps Sooraj, an abandoned illegitimate son of the family matriarch, bringing car bombs, false accusations, and murder in his wake.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹10.33 crores
Saturday₹11.28 crores
Sunday₹11.81 crores
First Weekend₹33.42 crores
First Week₹53.77 crores
Second Week₹23.87 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹94 crores
Worldwide Gross₹143 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹287.64 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹437.58 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Rajneeti arrived at the box office on a solid note and it grossed over Rs. 10 crores on its opening day. It was the second highest opening of the year. Due to an excellent growth on the next two days, the film managed to gross over Rs. 30 crores in its first weekend. The film also fared well on the weekdays and dropped decently to take its first week total over Rs. 50 crores.

In the second week, it didn't drop much and earned over Rs. 23 crores in the theatres. Because of the stronghold of the film on the coming weeks, it took its lifetime total over Rs. 90 crores. The film grossed around Rs. 50 crores in the overseas which took its worldwide total over Rs. 140 crores.

Raajneeti was the tenth highest grosser of that year before the release of Kick in the same year. The film was a blockbuster in the theatres.

Full Cast & Characters

Ajay DevgnSooraj Kumar /Karna
Ranbir KapoorSamar Pratap /Arjuna
Nana PatekarBrij Gopal /Krishna
Katrina KaifIndu Pratap /Draupadi and Uttara
Arjun RampalPrithviraj Pratap /Yudhishtira and Abhimanyu
Manoj BajpayeeVeerendra Pratap /Duryodhana
Sarah Thompson KaneSarah Jean Collins
Naseeruddin ShahBhaskar Sanyal /Lord Surya
Darshan JariwalaRamnath Rai
Shruti SethParty Worker
Chetan PanditChandra Pratap
Kiran KarmarkarSP Sharma
Daya Shankar PandeyRam Charittar / Adhiratha
Nikhila TrikhaBharti Pratap / Kunti
Jahangir KhanBhanu Pratap / Dhritrashtra
Vinay ApteBabulal
Barkha Senguptaitem number "Ishq Barse"

Fun Facts & Triva

  • This film was announced by Prakash Jha in the year 2004. Sanjay Dutt was signed that time. Later, he was opted out.
  • For the role played by Arjun Rampal, Vivek Oberoi was approached first.
  • This film marks Ranbir & Katrina's second film together.
  • Ajay Devgan's character was inspired by Karna who is a character in Mahabharat.
  • The film was inspired by the epic Mahabharata from the ancient times.
  • The film didn't get a certificate by the censor board of India because of the opinion that the character of Katrina Kaif was inspired by the Congress leader Sonia Gandhi's character.
  • Ajay Devgn didn't happy with his role and he didn't take part in the promotion of the film.

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