Macho star Gopichand’s long-awaited film Pakka Commercial has finally been released in cinemas. It is a courtroom action-comedy directed and written by Maruthi. Produced by Bunny Vyas under the banner UV Creations and G2 Pictures.
The film stars Gopichand and Raashi Khanna in the main lead roles and Sathyaraj, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Anasuya Bharadwaj, and Saptagiri are in the pivotal roles.
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The worldwide theatre counts are 955+, with 625+ theatres in the home market (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana). Nizam theatre counts are 235+, Ceeded 120+, and Andhra 270+. Rest of India theatre counts are around 80 and overseas the film is being screened in over 250 theatres.
Box Office Collection Day 1
The buzz surrounding the film is not up to the mark, the trailer also failed to create any hype. As per the Telugu trade circle reports, Pakka Commercial performed on par with the expectations on Day 1, it earned Rs 5.25 crores gross worldwide on opening day. It will stay steady till Sunday and further the business of the film will depend on word of mouth.
Pre-Release Business and Break Even
The pre-release business is valued Rs 15.20 Cr, the film needs to cross the break-even mark of Rs 16 Cr to enter the profit phase. There has been a dearth of footfalls for the past some weeks as far as the Telugu box office is concerned. The recent release films like Ante Sundariniki, Virata Parvam, and Godse failed to attract the footfall towards the cinema halls.
In fact, the recent release 9 films like 7 days 6 nights, Sammathame, Chor Bazaar, etc also failed to create the needed impact like RRR and Major. Now all eyes are on Gopichand’s Pakka Commercial.
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The film received mixed to negative reviews from the critics, they panned the film for the predictable story, poor screenplay, and bad direction while praised the action sequences and the comedy scenes.
About the Film
Gopichand-Raashi Khanna led Pakka Commercial is helmed and written by Maruthi who reportedly will next be working with Pan India star Prabhas in Raja Deluxe. On the technical front, the cinematography is done by Karm Chawla, editing by S.B Uddhav and it is a Jakes Bejoy musical.