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It is an open secret that the charismatic Sudeep is one of the biggest and most celebrated names in the Kannada film industry. Fondly called 'Abhinay Chakravarthy', the self-made superstar enjoys a strong fan following thanks to his mesmerising screen presence, good looks, solid performances and rich voice. A veteran in his own right, Sudeep is often described as the heart and soul of Sandalwood. At present, he is limelight because of his latest release The Villain.
Directed by the ace film-maker Prem, it hit the screens on October 18, 2018 and opened to a good response at the box office. Nearly two weeks after its release, it is still going strong. Here is the latest update.
Day 13 Collections
According to the latest trade estimates, The Villain collected nearly Rs 1.20 Crore at the Karnataka box office on Tuesday(October 30, 2018) and continued its impressive run. This is roughly the same as it had collected on Monday(October 29, 2018) and this indicates that the film is still stable at the ticket window.
The Next Few Days Are Important
The Villain was released across 500 screens in Karnataka in Week 1 and this helped it set a record of sorts. In Week 2 too it played on a significant number of screens. Moreover, it has been shot against a budget of Rs 60 Crore which is quite high by Sandalwood standards. Given the high bugdet and the wide release, The Villain cannot afford to slow down. It needs to stay strong in Week 3 as well.
The WOM Is Mixed
The consensus is that The Villain is a decent film and it does full justice to Deepanna's on-screen image. However, Shivanna fans are not too happy about the film as the 'Simple Ruling King' has been given less importance when compared to Sudeep. The screenplay too has been criticised for being been bit difficult to follow. As such, the WOM is mixed. And, it this might affect the film in Week 3.
Will Victory 2 Slow Down The Villain?
The Sharan starrer Victory 2 is slated to hit the screens tomorrow and it might slow down The Villain to a considerable extent. However, Prem's film is still likely to remain the top choice of the target audience. Enough said!