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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

RACE 2 Reviews

Komal Natha

 Rajeev Masand
Anupama Chopra

Critical reception
Race 2 received mixed reviews from critics. Madhureeta Mukherjee of Times of India rated Race2 3 out of 5 star while commenting "Heists, hot-babes, roulette, raging cars, gizmos and gags — Director duo, Abbas-Mustan have thrown in everything with pompous grandeur, save for a riveting plot that shocks or stuns. Rubina A Khan of The First Post gave it 3 out of 5 stars, adding, "Race 2 delivers what it promises — good looking ensemble cast, exotic locations, cars, bomb squads, revenge, lust and love, a couple of good music tracks and, most importantly, a plot which unravels at a thrilling pace. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave 2.5 out of 5 stars and said "The writing isn't watertight, the film lacks a hit score, the climax is far from effective and overall, Race 2 pales in comparison to Race." Race 2 gets negative reviews everywhere.
Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN award it a score of 2.5 out of 5 whule commenting "The film has no intellectual pretentions; its only ambition is to offer a good time. In that, it mostly succeeds. Anupama Chopra of Hindustantimes gave 2 out of 5, reviewing, "Race 2 is essentially a big-budget cartoon in which coolness is all. The director duo Abbas-Mustan have no pretensions about what they are making — full-on masala with a dash of revenge, a slice of heist and characters who are either strutting their chiselled bodies in slow motion or betraying each other. Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV gave it a score of 1.5 out of 5 and feels "This is a wreck of a movie strictly for action junkies who might be looking for a feverish two-and-a-half-hour ride that is far more giddy than heady.

Box office Race 2 had a good opening at both multiplexes and single screens with occupancy of around 60-70% range, in domestic market. The film had a very good opening day, netting 14.25 crores.The film showed 37% growth in its second day, collecting approx. 17.50 crore nett. Race 2 did well on its first weekend by collecting around 46.25 crore nett by collecting around 14.50 crore on Sunday.Race 2 dropped on Monday as it collected around 6 crore nett. Despite dropping collections after the weekend,the film managed to do well and netted around 69.58 crore  in its first week. Race 2 did pretty well on its second Friday collecting around 3.25 crore nett. Race 2 had a decent second weekend and collected around 14 crore nett with first Sunday collections going to around 6 crore nett plus. The film has collected around 83.50 crore nett in 10 days.The collections on its second Monday were a decent 2 crore nett approx. The four day business in week two is 16 crore nett approx. Overseas Race 2 had a good opening in overseas with $3.25 million approx in opening weekend