This October, the young heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda received some bad news when the much-hyped NOTA failed to live up to the expectations and under-performed at the box office. A political-thriller, it featured the young man in the role of a fierce politician and touch upon quite a few hard-hitting issues. Despite the initial hype, it was unable to click with the audience and this proved to be its downfall. At present, he is in the limelight because of his latest release Taxiwala.
The horror-comedy hit the screens on November 17, 2018, and got off to a terrific start at the Chennai box office. Here is the complete report.
3 Days' Collection
According to the latest trade estimates, Taxiwala collected nearly Rs 17 Lakh at the Chennai box office on the first two days and emerged as the top choice of the target audience. The official figures for Monday (November 19, 2018) are not out yet; however, they are likely to be pretty decent.
These figures are simply fabulous, considering the fact that Taxiwala got a limited release in Tamil Nadu and it is not really a mass movie. This clearly proves that Vijay Deverakonda's popularity knows no limits.
The WOM Is Positive
The general feeling is that Taxiwala is a reasonably good film and it brings something new to the table. The film reportedly has quite a few gripping/funny moments and this makes it a joyride. Vijay Deverakonda too has impressed big time with his animated performance. As such, the WOM is quite positive and this might help the film stay strong in the days to come.
The Way Ahead...
The positive response to Taxiwala in Chennai proves that Vijay Deverakonda has successfully broken the language barrier. The young star's maiden Tamil film NOTA might have flopped, but it has clearly not dented his popularity. He has carved a niche for himself in the Tamil market and this might encourage him to eventually try his luck in Kollywood again and consolidate his standing as the choice of Gen Y.