It was unfortunate for a couple of films which released on May 16, since people were stuck before their TV sets and only a marginal crowds visited theatres. So new releases like ‘Amrutham Chandamam lo’ and ‘A K Rao P K Rao’, had poor collections on day one, says a distributor. The former managed 20 lakhs, while the later had worse openings.
‘Amrutham’ was a popular TV sitcom, so collections could slowly improve in next few days, but poor promotion of Ak Rao… starring Dhanraj and Ramesh, is affecting its collections’ says the distirbutor, who declares ‘Pyar Me Padipoyane’ into the flop list. ‘We don’t expect big openings for ‘Dillunondu’ today since Sairam shankar is reeling under super flops, if the story is good enough, may be it could pull some crowds’ he adds.
Nevertheless, 1600-odd theatres in Andhra Pradesh are eagerly awaiting for the releases of two big films ‘Manam’ and ‘Vikramasimha’ to revive crowds at the ticket counters. With more than 50-crores invested on these two films by Telugu distributors, it should take good openings. ‘We hope that Akkineni family will have better openings than Rajni’, since its last film of legendary actor ANR and also for the first time in 80-year-old Telugu cinema three generation stars have acted in a film, that its USP’ feels trade analyst.