After an almost seven-year break, Karan Johar has returned to the director’s chair with Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani. According to, the film has already made an amazing 11 crore since its release in theaters on July 28.

According to, the film, produced by Dharma Productions, garnered an outstanding reception on its opening day, generating an estimated 11.50 crore nett in India. Karan Johar makes his directorial debut with Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani, following the 2016 release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Reactions of celebrities

Prior to the film’s release, the crew had a large screening, and several celebrities who attended expressed their positive reactions on social media. Abhishek Bachchan acknowledged his enthusiasm for the film, calling it a “complete and total family entertainer.” He praised Karan Johar for his comeback to making fascinating family-oriented films and praised the entire cast for their outstanding performances.

Janhvi Kapoor stated that the film is a special endeavor near and dear to Johar’s heart. Gauri Khan gave the film five stars and a perfect score. Ananya Panday lauded the film, saying it couldn’t be larger or better than Rocky Rani ki Prem Kahani. Sara Ali Khan lauded Ranveer Singh for his seamless performance and Alia for her grace, calling the film a “total blockbuster.”

Vicky Kaushal described the film as a “hardcore big-screen family entertainer” in an Instagram post. He praised Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, and veteran performers Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, and Shabana Azmi for their outstanding performances.

Rocky & Rani Kii Prem Kahaani evaluation

According to the Hindustan Times, Alia, who plays an educated and ambitious TV journalist, looks lovely in every frame, especially in Manish Malhotra chiffon sarees with backless blouses. Ranveer, on the other hand, effortlessly captures the flamboyant and boisterous Punjabi character, gaining plaudits for his work.

Anupama Chopra, a veteran film critic, commented on Karan Johar, claiming that the director expertly navigates away from difficult subjects, depending on raw emotions as his forte. He has made cinema that defies conventional reality, geography, or politics over the course of his long 25-year career, she noted.

The review in India Today praises Ranveer and Alia, comparing their brilliance to that of sparkling gems in Karan Johar’s return to form. Times Now also praises Johar’s direction, which draws influence from Bollywood’s golden era and masterfully employs space, pauses, and silences to enhance the storytelling experience.

In an article for Bollywood Hungama, film reviewer Taran Adarsh emphasizes Jaya Bachchan’s electrifying presence, commanding demeanor, and passionate gazes, which make her performance stand out and leave an effect on moviegoers. Furthermore, Shabana Azmi’s exceptional performance receives praise for her controlled and balanced acting without going beyond in any sequence.

By Deesha

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