Shahrukh Khan's Jab Tak Hai Jaan has taken the nation by storm and it has affected the collections of Kannada films in Karnataka on release day in few places in the state. But it could not stop the dream run of Darshan's Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna in North Karnataka (NK).
Yes, on Tuesday (November 13), the release of Jab Tak Hai Jaan was overwhelmingly welcomed by people in Mysore, Bangalore and Mangalore, which affected Kannada films including Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna. However, in places like Hubli, Bijapur, Gokak, Haveri, Belgaum and other regions of North Karnataka, there was not much impact on the Darshan's film.
In fact, the Diwali festive season turned out to be a wonderful time for Sangolli Rayanna, as it made wonderful business during the holidays. A source says, "People thronged into theatres to watch Sangolli Rayanna in the last few days and the number of screenings were increased to meet the demand. Though Jab Tak Hai Jaan has also got good response in North Karnataka region, it did not affect, as people in this regions were more interested to watch the film made on their son Rayanna."
However, in Shimoga, Bhadrvarthy, Tumkur and Chikamaglur, Sangolli Rayanna's collections were affected by Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Meanwhile, in places like Bangalore and Kolar, due to other language films, the business of Sangolli Rayanna has slowed down.