Decoding the epic tragedy of Raabta and Sushant Singh Rajput

Raabta has arrived and it turned out to be a disaster at the box office. It could be a surprise for the section of media but the trade was already speculating it.

The biggest letdown for Raabta was always the confused promos. The films with reincarnation theme have a huge potential in Hindi markets as the genre has not been explored much in Bollywood. But here the makers added rom-com angle in the first half which spoiled the film for masses.

The makers released a remix version of Raabta song featuring Deepika Padukone from a flop film Agent Vinod. A Punjabi song Main Tera Boyfriend was recreated without even giving the credit or buying the rights. There was also a random party song which made no sense at all.

Of course, the music was a hit but when so much is happening, the audience can get the idea that the film does not have anything to offer because that's why the makers are trying too hard. That was the case with another disaster Baar Baar Dekho.

Raabta 1st Day Box Office Collection

Then there is Sushant Singh Rajput who is yet to prove his stardom. The actor made his debut in 2013 with Kai Po Che which was a surprise success and then followed it with SDR. But it was probably MSD The Untold Story which changed the fortunes for him.

When Sushant came in the industry, he was a humble actor who stayed away from all the controversies. But things changed drastically after MSD. Probably he thought himself as a superstar after the success of the film. But that was totally due to the Dhoni brand as it would have done same business if there was some other actor in it. Still the actor thought of himself as the next big thing as the opening day was much higher than his contemporary actors.

There was a complete transformation in Sushant's character as his behaviour became arrogant and rude at times. He rejected two big films and then he bragged in the media that how he has declined offers from major production houses. There was PR at work too who projected him as the next king of romance replacing Shahrukh Khan. Also, the actor imitates SRK which was visible in Raabta. But there can only be one SRK as he has worked too hard for more than 25 years for reaching where he stands today.

No doubt that the actors can be arrogant but only superstars and megastars can afford it. The young actors like Varun Dhawan and Tiger Shroff are humble and have down to earth persona. Thus they are loved by masses. On the other hand, Ranbir Kapoor comes across as a classy and does not have any presence on social media. He has following among the multiplex audience.

The actors do not need to have an opinion on every matter and try to pose themselves as an intellectual. These factors do affect the star power of an actor. He does not have much of a pull in North India despite being born here. You can only earn following in North if the audience can relate to you. But the actor probably has no idea what the audience want.

As of today, the real value for Sushant's initial box office pull will be 6-7 crores. No doubt that he is one of the most promising actors from the younger generation. But probably it is time for him to fire his current PR and start concentrating on films only.

Sushant Box Office Collection Analysis:





Kai Po Che
Semi Hit
Shuddh Desi Romance
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy
MSD The Untold Story


Sushant Singh Rajput Upcoming Movies:

MovieDirectorGenreRelease DateStatus
DriveTarun MansukhaniAction9 November 2017Filming
Chanda Mama Door KeSanjay Puran SinghBiopic2018Pre-Production
KedarnathAbhishek KapoorRom-comJune 2018Announced
Takadum Homi AdajaniaRomance, Drama2018Aannounced
Romeo Akbar WalterRobbie GrewalThriller2018Announced
Fault in Our Stars RemakeMukesh ChhabraRomance, Drama-Announced
UntitledAbhishek ChaubeyDrama, Crime-Not Final

10 comments on “Decoding the epic tragedy of Raabta and Sushant Singh Rajput”

  1. This article I found it the best on Sushant Singh. It is true also that his attitude changed after very successful MSD with not much hand of Sushant Singh in it. If he will not change his arrogance attitude rude behaviour he may get his career finished without any further trace. Its an advice to him that concentrate in movies and career only and he should not give any heal to any controversy.

    Thank you very much Bollyarena for such a brilliant article. With this you made our voice clear on this issue.

  2. I have always liked him but yeah I have noticed that he has become too arrogant after MSD. Also his accent and expressions look fake these days. A reality check for SSR. I hope he is reading this article.

  3. During IPL, when Sourav Ganguly questioned about Dhoni ability in International t20 format. This guys taking a dig at sourav after Dhoni one match winning performance. That shows how he behave these days. His attitude is like a fan/social warrior that time. That time only one thing came in my mind, "Let Raabta flop, he will come at right track". It happened and soon we'll see changed attitude.

  4. I agree with everything that was written here but talking to my mother representing the old generation she told me something that might explain Raabta's failure. She told me that the romance rumors between him and Kriti is successful among the younger but for her and the people of the old generation this is not well seen. She only saw the movie because I asked her to accompany me because otherwise she would not, she thinks the arrogant behavior and the breakup with Ankita make him an evil actor.

  5. Agreed, Even at he Kapil Dharna Show his gesture, behaviour, attitude, postures etc etc are so mean, structured, full of arrogance and dumb type that gave feeling he think for humself is above all stars and not enjoyed the show as well.

    Whereas the TKSS shiw with Bank Chor Team was one of most hilarious and tops the TRP too.

    Sushant Singh has to leave such unwanted gestures or postures. He is a good actor to most of his contemporaries but some of his activities keep him far in comparison to them.

  6. his attitude was very bad towards dada during Ipl.also he give a statement that he has better acting skills then some of superstars of bollywood.ssr ne Jaha se start kiya tha ek din wo usse bhi niche hoga TV par bhi kaam Nahi milega ghamand to raavan ka bhi Nahi raha tha phir ye kya chiz hai

  7. U need to see Srks early 90s interview
    He was also damn arrogant used to smoke while giving interviews but still ruled Bollywood for 18yrs and even today commands huge initial next to Salman and on par with Aamir

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