In the heat of over publicised Vishwa Kannada Sammelana, two bright developments of the Kannada film industry got unnoticed. The first is that Upendra directed Super produced by Rockline Venkatesh completed 100 days run in five centres in 9 theatres in the state. The Telugu version of the film has been released in A.P. which has so far received wide appreciation from media critics.
In Bengaluru, Sagar is one theatre which has completed 100 days with 4 shows intact, while Tumkur's Gayathri and Hubli's Samjotha have screened the film on 100th day with 4 shows. After a farily long time, a Kannada film has completed 100 days screening in Tumkur for 4 shows. In Bengaluru, the film is still running in Prasanna (1 show), while three multiplexes are still running the film well. In Mangalore Adlabs multiplex is screening the film which has now completed a 100 day run. IN Mysore's Lido theatre, the film is running for three shows. Both Upendra and Rockline Venkatesh need to be congratulated for such a big achievement.
Another thing that went unnoticed by the media is the very good opening for Kempe Gowda in the cricket and examination season.
Though lesser number of students could be seen in the theatres screening the film, it is significant that young professionals (both men and women) are seeing the film in droves. The film is exceptionally good in interiors like Tumkur, Mandya, Mysore, Davanagere and many places in North Karnataka.
The film has been released in around 45 theatres in Bengaluru to a very good response.
Trade analysts say even with fifty percent occupation in Bengaluru theatres, the film will be able to cross around Rs.1.25 crores in the first week itself.
According to the distribution sources, Kempe Gowda is expected to gross more than Rs. 4 crores in around 135 theatres where it is being screened in the state. The film is a hit, but the range of its big success cannot be predicted as of now. The completion of examination period will be giving a true picture about KG, says trade analysts.