Bengaluru Box office (May 6 to 8)

Monday, 9 May, 2011, 05:35

Puneet Raj Kumar starrer Hudugru has opened very well and the response has been wonderful so far. Hudugru will be a super hit film as far as its return on investment is concerned, but will it be able to meet the expectations of distributors who have bought the rights of the film by paying a price which is almost equal to that of Puneet`s earlier film Jackie is to be seen. Since the film opened on Thursday, there were instances when big crowds were not seen in front of theatres, though the bookings were full. Friday was a general holiday which attracted a good number of family crowds. Even Sunday`s collections have been quite impressive. No other Kannada producer had the courage to release the film in competition with Hudugru. Golden Star Ganesh`s film Kool which is directed by the actor himself is releasing on May 12. It has to be seen how Hudugru and Kool will perform after a week. While Sanju Weds Geetha is doing good in Bengaluru and Mysore, Kempe Gowda is ruling the roost in smaller centres like Shimoga, Davanagere, Hubli, Belgaum and other places. Low profile Hindi movies can never boast of good collections in Bengaluru. All the recent Hindi films with faceless stars have received lukewarm response. Jeyam Ravi`s Tamil film Engeyum Kaadhal directed by Prabhu Deva has received a cool response while Telugu film 100% Love has been attracting a lot of young crowds. Since its acquisition price is a bit low, the film may break even, say trade analysts.

Box-office top 5

1 Hudugru

Cast : Puneet Raj Kumar, Radhika Pandit, Yogish
Director : Maadesh
Trade Facts : Huge opening.

  Loose Maada's comedy, Puneet and Radhika Pandit's performance.
Dragging moments in second half. Hari Krishna's music.
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2 Sanju Weds Geetha

Cast : Kitty, Ramya
Director : Nagashekhar
Trade Facts : Super Hit

  Superb music and camera; Ramya`s performance.
Weak second half.
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3 Kempe Gowda

Cast : Sudeep, Ravishankar, Raagini
Director : Sudeep
Trade Facts : Bumper Hit

  Technically brilliant film, Sudeep and Ravishankar's performance
Not too many
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4 Engeyum Kaadhal

Cast : Jeyam Ravi. Hansika
Director : Prabhu Deva
Trade Facts : Poor opening

  Nirav's photography, Harris Jeyaraj's music and good designing.
Weak story content and illogical direction.
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5 100 Love

Cast : Naga Chaithanya, Tamanna
Director : Sukumar
Trade Facts : Above average response

  Good first half, Tamanna's energetic performance
Run of the mill second half
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Courtesy : Movie Buzz