R Chandru's Charminar has become the sensational hit of the year. The movie, which did not generate huge expectations, has turned out to be a crowd-pulling flick and has done good business at the Box Office.
The movie, which was billed as a family entertainer, has not only got thumbs up from class audience but also has won the hearts of masses. As a result, Charminar is rocking at the Box Office. Traders say that the film got a decent start at collection centres but with good word of mouth and positive reviews by critics, it has managed to run packed house on weekends.
To meet the demand, the makers of the film are planning to increase the number of screens. The film will have additional 25 theatres in entire Karnataka. Adding to that the film is likely to release outside Karnataka.
Director R Chandru, who himself has produced the movie, has claimed that Charminar has recovered the production cost and he is now looking forward to make profits. He further adds that the satellite rights and the 10-day collection have also made the producer to clear all his loans.
Charminar has a rural backdrop like in Chandru's previous films but the beauty of of the movie lies in the way the director introduces fresh elements into the narration and fantastic dialogues. Everything looks completely natural.
The movie is slow in pace, but it can be easily forgotten owing to the sequences, which leaves a heavy emotional impact on the audience.
Chandru has narrated the story in flashback, but still has been able to engage the audience through heartwarming dialogues and technical strength. He has used the resources to the best of his abilities - whether it is his cameraman KS Chandrashekhar or new music director Hari, creating good compositions.
It stresses upon the importance of parents, friends, teachers and a lover, who form the four 'minars' (pillars) of a successful person's life.
Prem Kumar and Meghana Gaonkar starrer Charminar will now be remade in Telugu with Naga Chaitanya playing the lead role.