Last year, the dashing Vijay Deverakonda became the talk of the town when Arjun Reddy opened to a thunderous response at the box office and received rave reviews from all quarters. Directed by Sandeep Reddy, the black comedy featured him in the role of a rebel and served as a strong proof of his abilities as an actor. It also ruffled a few feathers and this helped it become even more popular. Now, nearly a year later, Vijay Deverakonda is in the limelight because of his latest release Geetha Govindam. The romantic-comedy hit the screens on August 15, 2018, and opened to a good response at the box office. Nearly three weeks down the line, it is still the choice of the fans.
Geetha Govindam Reigns Supreme
Geetha Govindam is still ruling the box office although it has slowed down a bit. The WOM is quite positive and this might help it remain the top choice of the fans for some time to come. It will most probably end its BO run with a share of Rs 60 Crore.
New Releases Fail To Make A Mark!
The new releases Nartanashala and Paper Boy failed to make any kind of impact at the box office. In fact, according to some trade experts, their performance was 'dismal' over the weekend. The poor response to these films has helped Geetha Govindam remain the king of the BO.
The Era Of Vijay Deverakonda Is Upon Us
The phenomenal response to Geetha Govindam proves that Arjun Reddy was no fluke and Vijay Deverakonda is indeed the choice of the younger generation. The self-made actor is not afraid to experiment with his on-screen image and this has added to his popularity in a big way. The buzz is that Vijay Deverakonda might soon end up giving many of his more established contemporaries sleepless nights.
The Way Ahead...
The success of Geetha Govindam has propelled Vijay Deverakonda to new heights. However, at the same time, it has created a problem for the makers of his movie Taxiwala. The buzz is that Vijay Deverakonda wants the makers to release it directly on Netflix, as it's a niche film and might not satisfy a large section of his fans. However, the producers are keen on releasing it in the theatres. Either way, regardless to what happens to Taxiwala, the era of Vijay Deverakonda is well and truly upon us. Enough said!