Ajith Kumar's dream run, which started with Arrambam, has continued as his Veerudokkade, the Telugu version of his Veeram, has opened up to positive reviews. The audience from Andhra Pradesh seems to have given good reviews for the dubbed version of the Tamil flick.
As far as critics are concerned, Veerudokkade got mixed reviews as they did not find it as a regular masala movie with nothing new in it. But it appears like audience have liked it as they found the film as a perfect commercial entertainer.
After the success of Veeram, there were attempts to remake it in Telugu rather than dubbing it. There was a huge demand for the remake rights, which made Vijaya Productions plan for its remake in Tollywood. The talks were on and Venkatesh and Nagarjuna were approached. But the actors, in spite of liking the project, turned down the offer for different reasons.
It forced Vijaya Productions to change their strategy and sell the dubbing rights. Omix Creations came forward and purchased the dubbing rights.
However, the early reports emerging from trader says that Veerudokkade has got a good opening at Andhra Pradesh Box Office. Though the figures are not available at this stage, the industry observers say that the first day collection has met the producer's expectation.
No Big Straight Release
Traders say that as there was no big straight release, Veerudokkade got good response. The collection is expected to increase in the weekend.
Family Entertainer With Commercial Elements
Ajith Kumar and Tamanna Bhatia starrer Veerudokkade is a family entertainer, which is high on action quotient. The film has all the necessary commercial elements that go well with audience.
Ajith Kumar's strong screen presence, Santhanam's comedy, good storyline and songs have worked in Veeram. It appears like this factors are working at AP Box Office too for Veerudokkade.
Veeram is the story of four brothers played by Ajith Kumar, Vidharth, Munish and Bala. It was directed by Siruthai Siva and produced by Vijaya Productions.
Veeram was made with the budget of Rs 35 crores and it managed to cross Rs 50-crore-mark at the Box Office.