B A Vivek Rai, professor of Kannada language, literature and folkloristics in Mangalore University inaugurated the formal ceremony by lighting the lamp at Jyothi theatre here.
Addressing the gathering, Vivek Rai said, “This is personally a proud moment for me as I was the first to use the phrase ‘Ekka Saka’ for a song title, and now the same has been used for a Tulu film. Every artiste has worked hard for this film and I hope that ‘Ekka Saka’ will earn success from the very first day. I am sure that this movie will cross 100 days in theatres.”
The movie has released in 11 theatres – Jyothi, Big Cinemas, PVR, Cinepolis in Mangaluru, Kalpana in Udupi, Inox in Manipal, Amarashree in Moodbidri, Radhika theatre in Karkala, Nakshatra in BC Road, Aruna theatre in Puttur and Bharath theatre in Beltangady.
Producer Kishore D Shetty welcomed the guests.
Sonal Monteiro, Hithesh, Prakash Pandeshwar, Chandrahas Shetty, Ashok D K, Jagannath Bala, Prashanth Rai, Kavitha Shasthri, Naveen Shetty, Sitharam, Dr Sanjay, Sharon Monteiro, Mohan Koppala, Umanath Kotian, Aravind Bolar, Suraj Shetty and others were also present on this occaison.
22 Crores Gross Collections in 2 weeks
Ratings: 3.5 Stars
Out from all the cinemas outside Karnataka but doing excellent Business in Karnataka. Good Start today also (3rd Friday).
Hope you guys have liked our Design for 3rd week’s Theatre Listings Poster. Just a Tribute to our Great Legend Dr. Rajkumar.
Rana Vikrama has turned out be a ‘jackpot’ for director Pawan Wadeyar. After Googly, Pawan Wadeyar has once again proved that he is one of the top directors of Kannada Film Industry. The movie released on Friday, April 10. It depicted the strong controversial subject of border disputes between Karnataka and Maharashtra. The movie stars Puneeth Rajkumar, Adah Sharma and Anjali in the lead roles. According to the reports in Gandhinagara, this most awaited flick of Appu has collected Rs 3.25 Crores on its Day 1 at the box office. Rana Vikrama’s Saturday occupancy was estimated about 85 percent. Moreover, the movie has got good word of mouth publicity and awesome response from audience as the review and rating of Rana Vikrama is positive. The movie has got 3.5/5 stars as per reviews. Also Read: Rana Vikrama Movie Review: Border Disputes, Yet Again! Rana Vikrama was a typical high octane action entertainer specially penned by Pawan Wadeyar. Puneeth’s action sequences are the best commercial element in the movie. Moving on to the box office collection of Day 2 and 3, it has collected Rs. 4 Crores(approx). Thus, the total collection of Rana Vikrama is 7.5 crores(approx). The movie has received bumper opening in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Will Rana Vikrama create a new boxoffice trend in Sandalwood?
Krishna-Leela shows what team effort can do. And this team is exceptional and Shashank has led them well. One of those rare films where almost everything falls in place and the audience can’t have enough. We may have loved to have more dramatic end, but the journey over two-and-a-half hours is such a joy that you would have long made up your mind to watch it again.
Lovable characters (not just the lead pair), taut screenplay and an utterly believable story make Krishna-Leela a riveting affair.
Ajai has become synonymous with the characters named ‘Krishna’ which incidentally started with Shashank’s Krishnan Love Story. With Krishna-Leela, Ajai is confident enough to become a producer. Krishna-Leela has some of the best characters we have seen in Kannada films for a while. Shashank has proved his mettle before in this aspect of filmmaking. Remember the amazing characters of the doctor and the police officer in his Bachchan? If that was made for great characters in a commercial potboiler, in Krishna-Leela, he creates some of the most realistic characters from the middle and lower-middle-class families.
The characters played by Achyuth Kumar, Shobraj, Rangayana Raghu and others are seen to be believed. Every role/character in the film stands out for its uniqueness and individuality.
Ajay plays a cab driver who has the family responsibility on his shoulders. He manages it like a typical responsible son would. A college girl (of course with her own specimens of a family) tries a prank on an unknown person who turns out to be our hero. Their invisible friendship that develops while chatting on the phone takes a dramatic turn halfway through the film. What you watch turns out to be an endearing romantic story that never strays away from reality.
Full credit to Shashank for the way he styled the film. Ajai has one of the best roles of his career. Among the supporting cast, Achyuth should be vying for awards next year. A good film has much homework behind it and it shows. The technical department has done a brilliant job, giving the film that extra zing.