Nara Rohit's Telugu political drama Prathinidhi, which was made on a shoe-string budget of Rs 2 crore, has turned out to be the surprise hit of the season. This low-budget movie has raked in Rs 7 crores at the Andhra Pradesh Box Office in its first week. Directed by debutant Prashanth Mandava, the film has hit the screens on April 25.
"Nobody expected the film to do so well. On release day, it collected Rs 2 crore in the state and since then slowly and steadily managed to mint about Rs 7 crore in the first week. This is the best ever opening for a Nara Rohit film," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
The story of the film Prathinidhi revolves around a common man, who kidnaps a chief minister and the repercussions he faces because of that. Trinath said the political theme of the film released during election season worked in its favour. "There's nothing exceptional about the film, but since it released during election season, it was received very well. It actually inspired many to vote for the deserving candidate," he said.
Shubra Aiyappa is playing the female lead in Prathinidhi, which also features Kota Srinivasa Rao, Jayaprakash Reddy and Giri Babu in the important roles. Sai Karthik has composed music and background score for the film, while cinematographer Chitti Babu handled the camera work.