Vikrant Rona from Kiccha Sudeep added another one 29 crore to his already inflated haul. The film is estimated to have crossed over in the first weekend 115-120 crore worldwide. This marks the continued love of Kannada, Tamil and Telugu movies that has been shown to audiences across the country and the world in recent times. (Also Read: Vikrant Rona movie review: Kiccha Sudeep’s swag is the silver lining of a weird movie)
According to estimates from industry sources, Vikrant Rona earned a major 29 crore on Sunday, the fourth day of release, an extended weekend for the film. This is beyond the movie 110 million. It’s much more than what Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera could handle for the entire first week: 40 crores.
Vikrant Rona with Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari and Neetha Ashok, is presented by Zee Studios, produced by Jack Manjunath as part of his production Shalini Artss, co-produced by Alankar Pandian of Invenio Origins, and accompanied by Anup Bhandari. It was released in five languages including Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. It hit theaters on July 28. With a budget of 95 crore, it is one of the most expensive Kannada movies ever made.
In recent times, movies like Telugu actors Pushpa – The Rise, RRR and KGF: Chapter 2 (Kannada) emerged as the biggest hits of the industry while many Bollywood movies failed to make it. The Hindi film industry has so far only seen hits like Gangubai Kathiawadi, The Kashmir Files, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Juggjug Jeeyo.
During the launch of the Hindi trailer, Sudeep said he doesn’t want to “generalize” the success of Southern movies because he believes that if Bollywood didn’t have a good job to offer, it wouldn’t have lasted so long.
“A lot of movies are made in a year, not every movie does well. Some movies do, some movies don’t. That doesn’t mean we generalize and say it dominates (the industry). There are good times for everything. If the Hindi film industry didn’t make great movies, if it didn’t have great people, how would you last for so many years?” he said.