It's an open secret that the much-loved Sudeep is one of the biggest and most popular names in the Kannada film industry. Fondly referred to as 'Abhinay Chakravarthy', the star enjoys a strong fan following thanks to his stunning screen presence, good looks and gripping performances. A veteran in his own right, Deepanna is a self-made star in the truest sense and this has helped him even more popular. At present, he is in the limelight because of his latest release The Villain.
The Prem directorial hit the screens on October 18, 2018 and opened to a solid response at the Karnataka Box Office. Now, 10 days after its release, The Villain is still going strong at the ticket window. Here's the latest update.
Day 10 Collections
According to the latest reports, The Villain collected nearly Rs 3 Crore at the Karnataka box office on Saturday(October 28, 2018) and remained the top choice of the fans. The film had slowed down a bit during the weekdays. However, now it seems to be back on track.
The Stakes Are High
The Villain is one of the most ambitious Kannada films in the recent times and it has been released across 500 screens in Karnataka alone. Moreover, it has been shot against a budget of Rs 60 Crore.As such, The Villain is a pretty high profile affair. It needs to do good business in the coming days as well in order to emerge as a hit
The WOM Is Mixed
The general feeling is that The Villain is a pretty decent film that does full justice to Sudeep's image as a ‘Mass Hero'. However, at the same time, Shivarajkumar fans are quite unhappy about the affair. They feel that he has a shorter role when compared to 'Kichha'. Moreover, some critics have also complained that the screenplay is a bit 'illogical' and comes across as less than impressive. All in all, the WOM is a bit mixed. And, needless to say, this might bbe a problem for The Villain in the coming days.
Sudeep-SRK Magic Holds The Key For The Villain
The Villain will have to rely on Sudeep and Shivanna's stardom in order to overcome the mixed WOM and continue its dream run at the box office. And, as both these men are extremely popular, this might not be much of a problem. Enough said!