Director Steven Shankar's Telugu movie Hrudaya Kaleyam, which marks the acting debut of Sampoornesh Babu, has registered decent response at the Andhra Pradesh Box Office on its opening day. Considering its volume of release in the state, its first day collection is far better than Ram Gopal Varma's much-talked about film Rowdy featuring popular stars Mohan Babu and Vishnu Manchu.
Sampoornesh Babu, who is an NRI, had heavily promoted
Hrudaya Kaleyam online prior its release. Its promos had
created lot of curiosity among the film goers. Having released in
260+ screens in the state on April 4, the film witnessed an average
amount of footfalls with its occupancy ranging between 30% and 35%
in both multiplexes and single screens in the morning shows on
The movie buffs, who watched Hrudaya Kaleyam in the
first show, were impressed with Sampoornesh Babu's action, comedy
timing and dialogue diction, which formed a strong positive word of
mouth. Apart from this, a mixed opinion for another new release
Rowdy became a boon for the film and boosted its business
in the later shows and also on Saturday and Sunday. The movie has
collected approximately Rs 6.75 crores at the AP Box Office in the
first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 2 cr on Fri, Rs 2.25 cr on Sat and
Rs 2.50 cr on Sun.
Hrudaya Kaleyam does not have a fresh an interesting
storyline, but the unique treatment of the subject and its
commercial ingredients have appealed both film goers. Meanwhile,
film critics have given good response for the film, when compared
to their reviews for Rowdy. We bring you film critics verdict on
Hrudaya Kaleyam. Continue to read the excerpts
from the different reviews in the slideshow.
Oneindia - Rating: 2.5
Hrudaya Kaleyam has no story, but promise to entertain
you for two plus hours. Though it has been promoted as action
comedy film, the film has all commercial elements and appeals to
masala audience. It is a good time pass film for this weekend for
those who only look for fun.
While the audience laughs and claps at the spoof, the movie
disappoints in the acting skills. The audience seemed oblivious to
it though. All actors appear very raw. Some scenes looked straight
out of a low budget slow Telugu TV serial. The director seems to
have handled the situation well, with one after another clichéd
scenes coming with a pun. The director has smartly avoided making
the movie a spoof to belittle the Telugu movie industry and
larger-than-life heroes. It's just a fun take on typical masala
Idlebrain - Rating: 3.25
Hrudaya Kaleyam is a film that should be watched in
theater to enjoy it because the shouts and chants of fellow
moviegoers are as entertaining as the content on the screen. Watch
it on a big screen and watch it with crowds. If you liked the
trailers of Hrudaya Kaleyam, it's a must watch film for
you in theater!
BharatStudent - Rating: 3.25
This is a film which is meant for fun seeking audience and not
for those who seek logic and reason. At the box office, this has
good potential to become a success.
Indiaglitz - Rating: 2.5
Hrudaya Kaleyam has no logic and that's its big asset.
Watch it with low expectations and watch out for some funny
Telugu123 - Rating: 3
Hrudaya Kaleyam is a mad cap over the top masala film,
which will be liked only by certain section of audience.
Sampoornesh Babu's hilarious act will be the major drawing points
for this film. Those who look for logic, and do not like silly
comedy can stay out of it.
BeyondTollywood - Rating: 3
The movie fails to answer some logics, as it is quietly driven
out and can be ignored comparing to the comedy elements of the
movie and is said to be a satirical comedy entertainer, which is
purely to generate laugh and entertain the audience.
SupergoodMovies - Rating: 3
Sampoornesh Babu is the biggest and the only asset to this film.
As expected, Sampoornesh does not disappoint at all. He dances,
fights and the most hilarious part is he even invents a computer by
his name Samputer.
Andhrawishesh - Rating: 3
Watch out for Sampoornesh and answer for the tagline of the
film. [A Kidney with a Heart]
CineCorn - Rating: 3
Another interesting thing here is that the film suffers from the
same problems that the film is trying to spoof. The fact is that
the original over the top masala entertainers, which the film
spoofs or follows religiously, itself are vastly criticized for
their excess. And Hrudaya Kaleyam in trying to make fun of
those films makes the same mistakes as them narrative wise and ends
up as an average fare
FilmCircle - Rating: 3
Hrudaya Kaleyam is a decent parody on logicless action films of
Telugu Cinema. Sampoornesh Babu has carried it successfully on his
shoulders. This film is a perfect launch for him to rise like Tamil
Power Star Sreenivasan. Sai Rajesh's gutsy experiement is paid off
well. Due to its low budget, Hrudaya Kaleyam is already a
commercial success. Go and watch it for Sampoornesh Babu.
EenaduCinema - Rating: 2.75
Hrudaya Kaleyam entertains flawlessly, if we keep logics aside.
Otherwise, it looks silly.Sampoo has carried the whole film on his
shoulders. If you connect well with his screen presence, the film
will be a decent watch or vice versa.
Cineoutlook - Rating: 2
Overall, you can go to the movie to watch Sampoornesh babu's
dialogues and for his comedy. Apart from this the director want to
test the patience of the audience with this storyline, bad
direction which makes this film a horrible to watch. Better to stay
away from this film!
APHerald - Rating: 2
There are hundreds of Spoof films made in around the world
majority of them being absolutely rubbish due to poor sense of
humor in the film. Even Burning star's Hrudaya Kaleyam fails in
this aspect to provide some good pun with the film's concept and
Cinejosh - Rating: 3
Overall, leave your brain, heart and lever at parking lot before
entering theater. Do not raise any questions and then you might
enjoy this foolish, insane comedy with countless blunders.