According to trade rumours, yet again, Gen x actor Manchu Manoj draws a good day1 collections and establishes his drawing prowess as it reportedly clocked Rs 3.5 crore plus (Nizam 1.10, Andhra 1.15, Ceded 65 laksh and others 70 lakhs) and holds interest with his electrifying performance. Sunny’s sizzling act and Rakul charisma are added attraction to this Tamil remake. But slow-paced second half not matching up to the racy first half might be the dampener, claims trade circles. “Manchu Manoj has always drawn huge openings even for his earlier films like “Potugadu” and “Mr.Nookayya” and has done it again” says a distributor. We have to see, how it fares in coming days since Manchu has to carry the rural love story single-handedly on his well-built shoulders.
Another surprise hit of the season is mystic entertainer “Karthikeya” and has given another hit to actor Nikhil. Even though, film release got postponed but finally director Chandoo’s gripping tale around mysterious around a temple, has worked big. Its first week collections reportedly crossed 4.5 crore mark (Nizam 1.60, Andhra 1.30 and Ceded 50 lakhs and overseas and others 1 crore plus) and now it has to withstand the competition of mass entertainer “Current Theega” in B and C centres. Nevertheless, it’s a path-breaking film in T-town. “It showed that Telugu audience love watching fresh themes” says a distributor.
Oka Laila Kosam
The scion of Akkineni Family, sweeps viewers of their feet, with light-hearted romance “OLK” as it caught the attention of both masses and classes alike and crossed 12.5 cores in two weeks (Nizam 4.40 Andhra 4.50 and Ceded 1.80 crore plus and others 2.5 crores) riding on strong first week collections and director Vijaykumar Konda has now become a sought-after director, no prizes for guessing.
After a long gap, Tamil star Vishal takes Telugu viewers by storm and minted big money in both Andhra and Telangana by garnering Rs. 6.5 crores in first week. “It had moved to safe zone comfortably” says a distributor, who claims that director Hari’s hit run continues and his formulaic movies are connecting well with masses. So we have to wait and see, will it surpass 10 crores, since its running with 50 to 60% capacities in many theatres across the two states. .
Producer Anand Prasad is walking all the way laughing to the bank as his favorite hero Gopichand ends his lean phase as it garnered over 22 crore plus all over the world ( Nizam 7.3 crore, Ceeded 3.20 and Andhra 8.5 crore and others 4 crore) and left distributors with good profits margins.
Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya
Producer Sai Korapati breaks even with his latest small budget film “Dikkulu..” and recovered more than 2.85 crores of his investment of 2.75 crore but the experimental film has been lost to other big-ticket films and ejected out of theatres.