Trade Report: Anamika, Kotha Janta, Race Gurram

Posted : May 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies
1. Unarguably, Sekhar Kammula became a brand of his own but it didn’t help him much for his latest offing. Lukewarm response for his directorial “Anamika’, have left distributors dumbfounded. “Sekhar has always got great openings for his movies post Happy Days since he became a noted urban-centric filmmaker with good following among educated and working class, youth and family audience, but this wrong choice to remake a Hindi film, has robbed of his openings too” says a distributor, who is even shocked with the dampening openings in overseas. “Just name of Sekhar would fetch Rs 1.5 to 2 crore in overseas since he has created a fan following among Non-Resident Telugus but this film had no takers and just clocked 15 lakh on day one” he adds. Whereas, in AP, it couldn’t garner more than 30 lakh on day one and raising the questions ‘Where have Sekar’s fans have vanished”.

2. After disastrous “Gouravam”, Allu Sirish gets a breather as he received positive response for his performance in “kotha Janta” but film hasn’t opened big, despite director Maruthi. The new-age love story opened to 40 lakh all over the state and it could pick up, riding on good reviews and mouth-talk and we have to wait and see, before declaring that Sirish has arrived or not, since his sibling film “Race Guram” is still rocking the box office.

3. “Race Gurram”, It is doing good business, despite new releases and crossed 13 crore mark in Nizam and doing well in major centers in other places in Andhra and managed to cross 41-crores net collections and still counting.

4. Nara Rohit’s surprise package “Prathinidhi” is doing well comparatively with Chandama Kathalu. The film is doing well in B and C centres. Given that this is election season, the film struck a chord with a section of people. Prathinidhi’s success is expected to put Nara Rohit back on track.

5. Unfortunately, path-breaking film “Chandamam Kathalu”, is yet to pick up and director Pravin Sattaru would be disappointed with such lukewarm collections, since his earlier film “Routine Love Story” had comparatively better openings.