Two of the most anticipated films of the season – Anaamika and Kotha Janta have had a grand release on May 1st and both have generated an average talk from the audience. Having big names like Sekhar Kammula, Nayanatara and MM Keeravani has hardly helped Anaamika to create the required buzz around the film. On the other hand, Kottha Janta was unable to meet the high expectations of the audience.
As per the latest trends, Anaamika’s mouth talk is positive and the collections were below average with no housefuls recorded until now. Kottha Janta’s talk is pretty average, but the collections look encouraging with housefuls recorded in some of the theaters. Considering the crowd pulling ability of its director Maruthi, it doesn’t surprise us. Looking at the overseas collections on their respective first day – Anaamika has collected $1800 [around 1 lakh] from the 25 locations of release and Kotha Janta has managed to collect $6500 [around 4 lakhs] from a similar kind of theatre count.
Though the exact collections of these two films in Andhra, Ceeded and Nizam are yet to be revealed, the trend looks similar to the overseas one – with racy Kotha Janta having a clear and distant lead over the classy Anaamika!