Oka Laila Kosam (OLK)
Surely, Naga Chaitanya erases bad memories of dud “Autonagar Surya” by drawing more than 2.8 crores in first two days (Nizam 1.20 crore Ceded 50 lakh and Seemandhra 1.15 crore ), to register one of the highest opening in his career. The goodwill of Annapurna Studios after superhit “Manam’ has raised big expectation and director Vijay Kumar Konda riding high on “Gundajari..” generated hype to draw good openings. Chaitanya’s lover-boy image is USP for the film as he recreated the magic of Ye Maaya Chesave in some portions of the film. But mixed reviews and wafer-thin plot, we have to see, how the light-hearted youthful entertainer, moves forward in days to come.
Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya
Produer Sai Korapati seems to be the man of the season and has found the formula for success, yet again he hits bulls eys with “Dikuluchudaku Rammayaa” and the fresh tale of father and son falling in love with the same girl, has garnred more than 1.5 crore in first week and still going strong, with mouth-of-publicity and looks to be a big winner, considering its low-cost production and novel idea.
The comedy entertainer is racing towards Rs 20 Crore mark, after garnering 18 crores and gives Gopichand much-need hit and reiterates that Kona Venkat formula still works at the box office and producer Anand Prasad would rake in twice his investment of Rs. 10 crore.
Ram Charan surely scores with his latest experimental role of a boy-next-door role. Riding on sensational openings, Ram Charan draw more than 40 crores in two weeks and showed that he can even pull off a family entertainer and it can do more experiments, instead of just routine ‘dishum dishum ” stuff to cross the 40 crore mark for the fourth time in his career, but he could fall short by 4 to 5 crore, since it was sold for Rs. 51 crore. With new films doing well, its test of Charan’s charisma to cross the tough 50 crore mark, with the not so innovative storyline.
Ravi Teja wraps with 25 crore at the box office and but Ravi needs to pick a strong storyline to prove his mettle with next bunch of films, since he is being offered tough competition by new generation stars from Mahesh to NTR and Charan to Prabhas, so he should be careful.