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Total Votes: 60
Release Date 21 March, 2008
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Budget ₹46 crores
Box Office India ₹61 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹104 crores
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This story revolves around love, betrayal, and war. Ranvir and Rajiv are brothers. Sophie is a personal secretary of Ranvir and loves him. Ranvir loves Shaina but through a twist of fate, she gets married to Rajiv, younger brother of Ranvir. After this, both the brothers develop enmity against each other. What course will their lives take?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹6.32 crores
Saturday₹6.63 crores
Sunday₹8.11 crores
First Weekend₹21.06 crores
Monday₹4.20 crores
Tuesday₹3.90 crores
First Week₹33.33 crores
Second Week₹14.90 crores
Third Week₹7.02 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹61 crores
Worldwide Gross₹104 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹222.04 (
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True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹378.56 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Race is the first film of the successful Race franchise which created a huge hype before its release due to its songs as well as the trailer. It started its journey at the box office on a solid note and witnessed an excellent growth over the first weekend.

Also, the drop on the weekdays was decent and Race crossed Rs. 30 crores in its first week. Even the second, as well as the third week, turned out to be successful for the film which led to its overall collection of Rs. 66 crores in the Indian cinema.

Race was the fourth highest grosser of the year 2008 and it earned over Rs. 100 crores all over the world. Due to its success, the filmmakers decided to come up with its sequels Race 2 and Race 3 which also collected a huge amount of money in the theatres.

Full Cast & Characters

Saif Ali KhanRanvir Singh
Akshaye KhannaRajiv Singh
Bipasha BasuSonia
Katrina KaifSophia
Anil KapoorInspector Robert D'Costa
Sameera ReddyMini
Gurpreet GhuggiGurpreet Ghuggi
Johnny LeverMax - Marriage Registrar
Dalip TahilKabir Ahuja

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Race is the second film of Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan, after Dil Chahta Hai.
  • Shahrukh Khan was earlier offered the role of Ranvir Singh but he didn't show interest in the film because of it being an action film.
  • Fardeen Khan, John Abraham, Bobby Deol, and Vivek Oberoi were offered the role of Rajiv Singh but in the end, it was assigned to Akshay Khanna due to various issues with the former actors.
  • In Race, Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan shared the screen after a long gap of 9 years. Before this, they were seen in the movie, Biwi No. 1.
  • Malika Sherawat was initially selected in place of Sameera Reddy for the role of Mini.
  • Priyanka Chopra turned down the role of Sonia because she didn't want to play a negative character.
  • Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar were approached by the makers for the role of RD, but they refused to play it. It was then assigned to the actor, Anil Kapoor.