Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja released 25 years ago today. In case, you have no memory of this Sridevi-Anil Kapoor starrer, we don’t blame you. The movie is making noise today as the film’s director, Satish Kaushik, took to Twitter and apologised to producer, Boney Kapoor, for the failure of this film. He wrote, “Yes 25 yrs ago it was a disaster at BO bt it was my first child & will remain close to heart. Remembering madam #SrideviLivesForever & my sorry 2 @BoneyKapoor who gave me a break bt was broke after d film.” Everyone is lauding Satish’s move at owning up to his mistake.
You see, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja was one of the biggest films of its time. There was an extravagant amount of money spent on production. And after the monumental success of Mr India – which starred Anil, Sridevi and Satish himself – people anticipated that RKRCKR would also do well. To put things into perspective, here is a throwback video. This was just a launch event of the film and even that was lavishly set up, with backup dancers and a huge set. The first song was also ready for the stars to dance to, at the launch event. I don’t remember if, in recent times, a Hindi film has had such a remarkable launch. Check out the video here:
VIDEO COURTSEY: LEHREN TV
Can you believe such flashy lights and sparkly outfits! This movie launch has ’90s written all over it. BTW, the launch of the film also coincided with the silver jubilee celebrations of Mr India.
Well, as the movie clocks in 25 years, I guess it is about time to give it another chance! Don’t you think? Have you watched Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja? Tell us what you feel about the movie in comments below. Or Tweet to us @bollywood_life.