Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya:
Produer Sai Korrapati, trust in fresh storyline, has given a new lease of life to young directors and yet again his unusual triangular love between father-son and girl, has garnered 50 lakhs on opening day and its picking up on good reviews and mouth publicity and expected to cover its cost of Rs. 2 crore soon.
GAV drew fantastic openings, despite bad reviews and managed to collect more than 35 crores (world wide), says a distributor. It did exceptionally well in Nizam 9.5 croes, Seemandhra 13 crore and Ceded 6 crore and overseas 3.2 crores and other states around 3 crores. With theatres being removed in many places, it needs to be seen how it’s going to perform. Charan charisma has been ‘proved yet again’ but director Krishna Vamsi could have made it more engrossing with tighter screenplay.
Whereas, Loukyam moves to safe zone and gives distributors a big reason to happy as the film garnered more than 15 crore plus (Nizam 4.7 Andhra-6 core and Ceded 2.5 and other regions 2 crores) . As the comedy entertainer is drawing crowds of 70% viewers per show, it is set to cross the 20 crore barrier, one of the highest grossers in action star Gopi’s career.
Superstar Mahesh Babu pulled in crowds with record three openings, but director Sreenu Vytla disappointed the fans and viewers by rehashing ‘Dookudu’ but still it crossed the 31 plus (Nizam 8 crores, Andhra 9.5 crores and Ceded 3. crores and other places overseas 6 crores and other states 3.5 crores) but lost its steam, due to lack of repeat audience and entry of ‘Loukyam’ and ‘GAV’, killed its chances.
Ravi Teja showed that he is a ‘star material’ and drew around 24 crores but he should ask his directors, not to go over-budget, since producer Rockline Venkatesh, can never his 3 crore table, loss, since there was no overflow of collections to cover the budget of 29 crores.