Sudeep starrer ‘Vikrant Rona’ was expected to join the 100 crore club. But the film has failed not only to live up to the expectations of the audience, but has also failed to reach the prestigious landmark.
This year, two of PAN Indian films from Kannada including ‘KGF 2’ and ‘James’ had joined the 100 crore club. The two films reached the landmark from box-office alone. ‘Vikrant Rona’ was expected to be another PAN Indian film from Kannada to reach the 100 crore club. However, due to mixed response and a dearth of audience, the film has managed to garner 70 plus crores in India.
Though it was announced that the film has joined the 100 crore club in the first week itself, sources close to the makers say the film has managed to collect around 70 plus crores in India. The collection was better in Karnataka, Andhra, Telangana and Mumbai. However, the film was a disaster in Tamil and Malayalam.
In Karnataka also, the film is facing a dearth of audience in many theaters in the third week, in spite of rate of admission slashed for the 3d version of the film in multiplexes and single screens. To attract the audience in huge numbers, producer Jack Manju had revised the admission rates for the 3D version. The admission rates were fixed at Rs. 150 Rs in multiplexes, the single screen rates were fixed at Rs. 100. In spite of it, the audience is not turning up in huge numbers to watch the film.
‘Vikrant Rona’ stars Sudeep, Jacqueline Fernandes, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, Ravishankar Gowda and others in prominent roles. The film is written and directed by Anup Bhandari.