Telugu latest ilm ‘Race Gurram’ starred by Allu-Arjun throughout has finally proved successful on the opening day with box office collections of Rs.6.3 crore, slightly less than the recent hits like ‘Legend’ by Balakrishna but nonetheless figuring in the top hits category.
Released on Friday in more than 300 screens, “Race Gurram” has been going on this weekend with 90 percent occupancy rates reported from the theatres and is likely to make at least Rs.15 crore this weekend.
The film shot mostly outside and in India with a huge budget of Rs.52 crore is likely to cross the cost of production after a month. “The film has collected Rs.6.3 crore on its first day in the state. At this rate, it is likely to mint over Rs.15 crore in the opening weekend worldwide,” trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
Trinath said “Race Gurram” is in toe with the recent Telugu blockbuster “Legend”, which has collected Rs.6.7 crore on its opening day.
“The summer started on a good note for Telugu filmdom with ‘Legend’, which has been followed up by ‘Race Gurram’, which is also turning out to be a hit. The business of these films will predict the roadmap for other big summer releases,” he added.
Also starring Shruti Haasan, Ravi Kishan, Shaam, Brahmanandam and Saloni Aswani, “Race Gurram” has been directed by Surendar Reddy.
Brothers Ram (Kick Shyam) and Lakshman alias Lucky (Allu Arjun), two typical opposite characters as a diligent police officer and a carefree youngster, who grew up with the typical sibling enmity and fights.
Lucky falls in love for Spandana (Shruti Haasan) and when he wins her love, enters the villain a goon called Siva Reddy (Ravi Kishan).
Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan for the first time acted in Telugu and leaves an impact on the film. When Siva Reddy wants to contest elections, Ram tries to stop him producing proof to arrest him. Enraged Siva Reddy, who goes on to become a minister, tries to kill Ram.
Here Lucky takes the help of Govardhan (Posani Krishna Murali) and Kill Bill Pandey (Brahmanandam) to save his family from the enmity of Siva Reddy and in a typical Allu Arjun movie, the film runs fast till the end.
Though the story is repetition, it has good visuals and music by Thaman, added with Vema Reddy’s dialogues. Otherwise, Allu Arjun stole the show with his springing energy throughout, sliced with his comedy and dances.
Since Brahmanandam, who plays Kill Bill Pandey, he makes sure that the film portraying his role and duration makes it worth watching.
In addition, Prakash Raj briefly acted in the film and others include Bharani, M.S. Narayana, Posani Krishna Murali, J.P. and Ali.