Charminar was released on February 9 with decent hype.
The film initially drew the attention of Prem Kumar and director
fans to the theatres. But what happened in the following weeks is
the history! The film, which was made with a decent budget, went on
to recover its production cost in less than 10 days.
The film was received with positive reviews from both critics
and audience. Due to which the makers of the film were forced to
increase the number of screens in the next few weeks. The brilliant
performance of Prem Kumar and his chemistry with Meghana Gaonkar
was well-received by the audience.
According to the production house sources, Charminar
was made with the meagre budget of Rs 3.25 (including publicity
cost) crore. As the film is the maiden production venture of
Chandru, the director kept strong hold on the financial
Sources add that R Chandru has garnered at least a profit of Rs 4 crore till date from the film. Not to forget, the satellite rights has been sold to a popular channel for Rs 1.25 crore. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Success Goes To Chandru...
When asked about the success, Prem Kumar said, "The success
should obviously go to R Chandru for churning out such a beautiful
story. We have tried to live up to his expectations and audience
have loved us."
Charminar In Tamil And Telugu
Prem's Charminar will be made in Tamil and Telugu.
While there is a buzz saying that Karthi, the younger brother of
Surya, is in talks to act in the film, Naga Chaitanya has been
zeroed in on to enact the lead role in the Telugu version.
The Beauty Of Charminar
The beauty of Charminar lies in the way the director
introduced fresh elements into the narration and fantastic
dialogues. Everything looked completely natural.
High Voltage Performances
The story is narrated in flashback and has some high voltage
performances from all the artists. The film has hugely attracted
family audience and youths.
Charminar Review Revisited
Charminar is a romance drama with a few commercial
elements and Prem Kumar's brilliant performance is the main
attraction in the film. R Chandru's story, screenplay and
dialogues, Hari's music and Gurukiran's background score, KS
Chandrashekar's cinematography, Rangayana Raghu's comedy, art
direction, beautiful costumes, makeup, and locations are its other
highlights. The snail-paced narration is a big drawback.
If you have missed the review earlier, click here to read Charminar