Merlapaka Gandhi's debut directorial venture Venkatadri Express has got brilliant opening at the ticket counters across the globe. The Sundeep Kishan and Rakul Preet Singh starrer has concluded the first weekend with a superb collection at the worldwide Box Office. Trade experts from Tollywood say that movie has become the biggest opener for Sundeep.
Having caught the viewers' attention with its promos, Venkatadri Express opened to decent response with its occupancy ranging between 45% and 55% in the first show on Friday and it picked up well in the later shows. A positive word of mouth took its business upwards on Saturday and Sunday. Looking at the figures Trade analysts opine that it was a good improvement for a film of an actor like Sundeep.
Venkatadri Express, which has been made with a medium budget, has collected approximately Rs 13.50 crores nett at the worldwide Box Office in the first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 3.5 cr on Fri, Rs 4.5 cr on Sat and Rs 5.5 cr on Sun. Sources from the production team claim that the movie has almost recovered its production cost in just three days.
The elated producer Gemini Kiran held a success meet on Sunday and the event was attended by Merlapaka Gandhi, Sundeep Kishan, Rakul Preet Singh, Brahmaji, Ramana Gogula, Chota K Naidu and a few others from the film unit. Continue to see the photos of the success meet in the slideshow.
Gandhi's Story And Screenplay
Venkatadri Express is a clean fun-filled family entertainer and director Merlapaka Gandhi has penned story, screenplay and dialogues, which are among the main attractions of the film.
The story of Venkatadri Express happens in one night. It is all about the hero missing the train, when his family is heading to Tirupathi to attend his brother's wedding.
VE – A Situational Comedy
The director has made a brilliant effort in creating a unique script for Venkatadri Express. He has created an interesting situational comedy.
The director has very good grip over the tempo of the movie. The first half has a racy narration, but the pace slows down in the second half. The climax is also unique and interesting.
Sundeep Kishan and Rakul Preet Singh have delivered very good performances in Venkatadri Express. Their chemistry is one of the main highlights in the film.