Avane Srimannarayana reigning over Kannada box office
Avane Srimannarayana team is on cloud nine as the film has opened to a great response from the audience
The year 2019 is ending on a good note for the Kannada film industry, with Rakshit Shetty-starrer Avane Srimannarayana seeing housefull boards in all multiplexes and single-screen theatres across Karnataka. The film started with 32 premier screenings, tickets for all of which were sold out, surprising those in the industry.
The cop fantasy thriller has got great bookings over the last three days, with 1,000 plus multiplex shows per day all over the state, including Tumakuru, Mysuru, Davangere, Belagavi, Mangaluru, and Shivamogga. It is also running to packed houses at single-screen theatres in places like Mandya and Chitradurga.
Though the makers have not revealed the box office collections, Cinema Express has learnt that the collection from the premier shows and three-day run comes to Rs 24 crore. If Avane Srimannarayana maintains the same tempo for the next fortnight, the Rakshit Shetty-starrer has the potential to reach the 100-crore mark.
Such a positive response from the audience has boosted the spirits of the producers and the entire team. Producer Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah, who is busy tracking the box office performance of Avane Srimannarayana, says, “Hearing people saying that the film has all the signs of being a massive hit, has brought in a lot of excitement for me and the team. With no backup, I have stood by this film for the last three years, and the reason was my belief in the content, Rakshit Shetty, and the team. The housefull shows are proof that I was right.”
Word of mouth has also created a buzz in the Telugu market for Avane Srimannarayana, where it will be released on January 1, followed by Tamil and Malayalam on January 3. The Hindi version will be out on January 16.
Meanwhile, Tamil actor Siddharth had good words to say about the film and Rakshit. The actor tweeted, “Hearing exicting things about the stunning looking Kannada film Avane Srimnannarayana. Congrats to the talented maverick Rakshit Shetty and his superb team!. Go watch it in the cinema people! Releasing in several languages soon!”
The film, which marks the directorial debut of Sachin Ravi, has Ajaneesh B Lokanath’s background score and Karm Chawla’s camerawork. Along with Rakshit, the film also stars Shanvi Srivastava, Balaji Manohar, Achyuth Kumar, and Pramod Shetty.