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Prem's Charminar, the first superhit of 2013

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Prem Kumar and Meghana Gaonkar starrer Charminar is the first superhit Kannada film of 2013. Racing towards 75-day landmark, the film has become the highest commercial grosser of the year.

Charminar was released on February 9 with decent hype. The film initially drew the attention of Prem Kumar and director R Chandru's fans to the theatres. But what happened in the following weeks is the history! The film, which was made with a decent budget, went on to recover its production cost in less than 10 days.

The film was received with positive reviews from both critics and audience. Due to which the makers of the film were forced to increase the number of screens in the next few weeks. The brilliant performance of Prem Kumar and his chemistry with Meghana Gaonkar was well-received by the audience.

According to the production house sources, Charminar was made with the meagre budget of Rs 3.25 (including publicity cost) crore. As the film is the maiden production venture of Chandru, the director kept strong hold on the financial aspect.

Sources add that R Chandru has garnered at least a profit of Rs 4 crore till date from the film. Not to forget, the satellite rights has been sold to a popular channel for Rs 1.25 crore. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

Success Goes To Chandru...

When asked about the success, Prem Kumar said, "The success should obviously go to R Chandru for churning out such a beautiful story. We have tried to live up to his expectations and audience have loved us."

Charminar In Tamil And Telugu

Prem's Charminar will be made in Tamil and Telugu. While there is a buzz saying that Karthi, the younger brother of Surya, is in talks to act in the film, Naga Chaitanya has been zeroed in on to enact the lead role in the Telugu version.

The Beauty Of Charminar

The beauty of Charminar lies in the way the director introduced fresh elements into the narration and fantastic dialogues. Everything looked completely natural.

High Voltage Performances

The story is narrated in flashback and has some high voltage performances from all the artists. The film has hugely attracted family audience and youths.

Charminar Review Revisited

Charminar is a romance drama with a few commercial elements and Prem Kumar's brilliant performance is the main attraction in the film. R Chandru's story, screenplay and dialogues, Hari's music and Gurukiran's background score, KS Chandrashekar's cinematography, Rangayana Raghu's comedy, art direction, beautiful costumes, makeup, and locations are its other highlights. The snail-paced narration is a big drawback.

If you have missed the review earlier, click here to read Charminar review.

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