With the hype surrounding Ranbir Kapoor’s return to the big screen after a four-year hiatus, fans were expecting a magnanimous response to his latest offering, Shamshera.

The Karan Malhotra directorial starred Ranbir in a double role, Shamshera and Balli, with Vaani Kapoor as his love interest and Sanjay Dutt as the antagonist.

However, it seems like even two Ranbirs couldn’t save the train wreck that this period drama resulted in.

According to reports, the cinema halls rarely saw an audience coming in to see the Tamasha star’s film.

As per Free Press Journal, Shamshera “seems to have failed to impress the audience.”

The report added: “Even after weeks of rigorous promotions, the film could not live up to its hype and witnessed a sublime start of INR100 million.”

However, according to a report in Zoom, several shows of the film were cancelled due to the absence of audiences at the cinemas.

Popular Indian trade analyst Komal Nahta too tweeted: “Another big film but the same story continues!

“Shows of Shamshera in the morning and noon, afternoon at some cinemas cancelled due to absence of an audience.”

The film is said to be made on a massive budget of 1.5 billion. Shamshera embarked on its journey with an opening of 100.25 million on opening day.