Leading Kannada producer and distributor K Manju is a happy man. This Pongal has turned out to be a great festival for him, as his distributed movies Ajith Kumar's Veeram and Telugu movie Yevadu have struck golds in Karnataka. Sharing his happiness, he spoke to Oneindia about the moment.
"Veeram is a superhit in Karnataka. The film has lived up to my expectations," said K Manju. The film had a fantastic opening at Box Office on the release day and it got the same response for the next two days.
"Audience here have given thumbs up to Veeram. The first weekend saw above 80% occupancy in Bangalore for the film. And the festival day was good at collection centres," K Manju claims. The collection saw an expected dip after the first weekend.
"In the first week (seven days), forty percent of the invested money has been recovered. The gross collection of the film is Rs 1 crore plus and the nett is expected to be around Rs 65-70 lakhs," K Manju proudly announces.
It appears like whatever he is touching is turning to be gold, as his Yevadu too has done wonderful business. "I don't have the figure now but it has done stupendous collection." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Has Jilla Simultaneous Release Affected Veeram?
Has Jilla simultaneous release affected Veeram? K Manju denies it and says, "No. both the stars have their own fan followings and Jilla as well as Veeram have made wonderful business in Karnataka."
Veeram was released in 45 theatres in Karnataka and 20+ in Bangalore alone. The increase in the shows by multiplexes played a key role in meeting the demands for the tickets.
This is for the first time where K Manju is distributing an Ajith movie. And he is delighted with the outcome of Veeram.
Manju To Be In Profit Soon
K Manju purchased the Karnataka distribution rights of Veeram for Rs 1.60 crores. He hopes that he will recover the money in the next few weeks.
Ajith Next To Rajini Here
Speaking to Oneindia, K Manju, prior to the film's release, had said that Ajith Kumar was next to Rajinikanth when it comes to opening in Karnataka.