Hat-trick hero Shivaraj Kumar's 99th film Mylari, which was released in 129 theatres across the state on 24th December, has earned Rs. 5 crores at the Box Office. Directed by R Chandru, the film has recovered its production cost in the first two weeks. The film crew is all excited about its huge success. Producers Kanakapura Srinivas and KP Srikanth held a press conference at Green House in Bangalore to share their happiness with the media yesterday (10th January).
Addressing the media, KP Shrikanth said, "Chandru has written a very good story. Before committing to the film Mylari, he assured me to get back the money I was going to invest on it. Now, I am very happy that the movie has earned more than the amount we had invested on it in just two weeks. We have produced 10 movies under our banner RS Productions and this is the most wonderful movie among them. I am sure that Mylari will complete 100 days at the Box Office."
Director R Chandru said, "I'm very excited at this moment because producer Kanakapura Srinivas himself has announced that Mylari has recovered its production cost in two weeks. Fifty percent of credit for the success goes to music and I thank Gurukiran for composing excellent music for the film. I would also like to thank Shivanna for his wonderful acting, producer for his publicity works, camera man Chandrashekhar, choreographer, costume designer and film team members for their effort in making it big success."
Distributor Basha is also very happy with good opening of Mylari. He said, "The tag-line of Mylari is Sure Shot and the film is now running like sure shot at all the theatres. Recently, I had visited Nartaki theatre and I was surprised to find 80% of the audience were ladies. Besides this, it has got huge response in places like Bellary, Hospet and Yadgiri and its earning has crossed Rs. 5 crores excluding theatre rents in two weeks."
Gurukiran said, "The reason behind the success of the film is its good team work. RS Production has done wonderful job in finding and organising good team members. Almost every team member has done an excellent job in making it interesting on screen. I thank them all on this occasion. Meanwhile, I would also like to thank the media for its support to boast the success of the film."
Shivanna said, "I was passing by the bad phase of my life in the last two years. Now, the success of Mylari has brought a new twist in my career. So I would like to thank R Chandru for giving me a big hit. He has given me new energy to do my 100th movie. I would also like to thank producers, other technicians and artistes for their support."
However, Mylari has been successful across the state especially in the North Karnataka. This has brought smiles on the faces of the producers and distributors of the film. Now, they have planned to organise 'Mylari Vijay Yatra' in the state. This yatra will start in Bellary and pass by the cities like Hospet, Hubli, Belgaum and many other parts of the Karnataka.