There's no denying the fact that the charming Shivarajkumar is one of the most talented and respected stars in the Kannada film industry today. Fondly referred to as the 'Simple Ruling King', the superstar enjoys a strong fan following thanks to his gripping screen presence, impressive looks and unparalleled versatility as a performer. During his successful career, Shivanna has starred in several popular films and this has established him as the pride of the Kannada film industry.
At present, he is the limelight because of his latest release The Villain. The drama hit the screens on October 18, 2018 and opened to a good response at the Karnataka box office. Now, in its third week, it has slowed down big time. Here is the full report.
Day 17 Collections
As per the latest trade estimates, The Villain collected Rs 60 Lakh at the Karnataka box office on Saturday(November 4, 2018) and showed signs of slowing down. That said and done, this is still a decent figure as the film has been in the theatres for more than two weeks
Did The Mixed WOM Slow Down The Villain?
The general feeling is that The Villain is a decent film and it does full justice to Sudeep's ‘mass hero' image. However, Shivanna's fans are not too happy about the film as the actor has a smaller role compared to Deepanna. Some fans have also pointed out that the screenplay is a bit ‘illogical. As such, the WOM is mixed. And, this seems to one of the reasons behind the drop in the collections.
A Winner In Its Own Right
Regardless of the final box office verdict, The Villain is a landmark film for Sandawood and it has already set quite a few records. The film was released on 500 screens in Karnataka during the first week and this made it the biggest release for a Kannada film. Similarly, its performance in the first two weeks simply fabulous.
The Way Ahead...
The Villain is likely to witness some growth during the Diwali break and this might help it maintain a grip on the box office for a few more days. All in all, The Villain mania is still far from over.