Even though Ram Charan pulled in reasonably good openings, as his family entertainer reportedly garnered around 16 crores plus in first three days (roughly-Nizam 5 crore, Andhra- 7.5 crores and Ceded 3.5 crore) but thinning crowds at the ticket counters and pulling the film out of some theatres, to puncture the dream of producer Ganesh to score another super hit. "It didn't live up to the big expectations since it turned out to be a routine family drama of uniting estranged father and son. Even Charan's charisma couldn't bring in repeat audience and even some die-hard fans couldn't digest the slow-paced drama. Director Krishna Vamsi's midas touch is surely missing. It is expected to manage another 3 to 4 crores in the few days and by next week its fate would be decided" says a distributor.
However, Gopichand is the happy man, as he has broken his jinx with solid hit "Loukyam" and been declared a big hit since it made more than 12 crores in eight days and drawing huge crowds in B&C centers. Even the release of GAV didn't disturb its collections. Director Sriwass's comedy entertainer, gives a new lease of life to action star Gopichand and even for producer Anand Prasad, who suffered huge loses in duds like "Wanted". "Gopichand silenced his detractors as he is back with a bang" says an analyst.
Superstar Mahesh Babu's Aagadu reportedly made around 28 crores till date, but it couldn't make a profitable venture for distributors, who expected to lose more than 40% of their big time investments. The repetitive plot by director Srinu Vytla, has dented even the most charismatic star of T-town and Mahesh needs to pull up his socks, to deliver a superhit, to enthuse is fans.
Another star Ravi Teja despite being sandwitched btween "Aagadu" and "GAV' and lost many theatres, could manage to garner around 22 crores but falls short in comparison to his earlier hit "Balupu" "If Power had been made within the stipulated budget it would have been safe project, but over budgeting and removal of film from few theatres, cost Ravi a much-needed money-spinner" says distributor.