Vinay Rajkumar starrer Run Antony, which released last week, opened to average reviews and received negative feedback about the songs which interrupted the flow of the movie in the second half.
Owing to the feedback, director Raghu Shastry has decided to edit two songs from the second half which should ensure that there are no speed breakers in the otherwise racy second half. The trimmed version is expected to be screened from today(July 15), all over the state.
Raghu Shastry tweeted confirming the same - "As per collective review from the viewers 2 songs has been edited - now the pace of screen play won't have speed breaker watch #Runantony". The movie was appreciated by Hatrick Hero Shivanna and Power Star Puneeth, who watched it earlier this week.
Fans feel that the decision to trim the movie has come in very late as movie has to face stiff competition of the three new releases which include Upendra's Kalpana 2 and Kabali from the next week. However, the team is optimistic of good response for the trimmed version.
Run Antony was released by Vajreshwari Hospitalities through Jayanna Movies, in around 120 theaters is expected to lose most of the theaters to the three new releases. However, the movie will continue for the second week in all the major centers.
It was said that Raghanna had okayed three scripts of director Raghu Shastry. It should be seen whether those projects will be taken up next or Vinay will work with a different director for this third project, as fans are expecting him to star in a commercial entertainer like his uncle Puneeth.