Shivaraj Kumar's star power seems to be working big time for Shiva, as the movie, despite getting thumbs down from critics, is attracting the audience. Well, the movie, which raked in approximately Rs 4.5 crore in first three days, has continued its dream run.
The buzz says that the collection of Shiva was steady on Monday (August 27) and it ran into packed houses in main theatres. The responses from North Karnataka and Mysore are excellent but the South Canara region has let down the expectations of the producers. The heavy rain in the coastal region has played the spoilsport, say sources.
Shiva had an average occupancy of 60% on Monday in major theatres, but the response at multiplexes were not up to the mark. The movie, which was released in 225 screens in Karnataka, has collected more than Rs 4.5 crore (nett Rs 4 cr) in the first weekend. The occupancy for the single screens for Shiva in Bangalore is approximately 100% and around 85% at multiplexes in the first weekend.
The movie directed by Om Prakash Rao and produced by KP Srikanth, stars Shivaraj Kumar-Ragini Dwivedi in the leads.