The much-hyped Pan India project, “Vijayanand” is out in cinemas worldwide, the film has created a huge pre-release buzz through the teaser, trailer, and songs that went viral on social media platforms.
It is issued a U certificate by the central board of film certification with a runtime of 2hr 39mins or 159mins. It is out in cinemas in the original version of Kannada and the dubbed versions of Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.
It is a biographical drama based on Indian entrepreneur and Padma Shree awardee Vijay Sankeshwar. The film is already carrying a massive buzz, on the online ticket bookings website, BookMyShow over 1.54L people has shown their interest in the film.
Vijayanand Screen Counts and Budget
The film is backed by Anand Sankeshwar, son of Vijay Sankeshwar, under the banner of VRL Films production. It has occupied over 300 screens in the home market Karnataka, reportedly.
Talking about the overseas territories, as per reports, it has been released on 50+ screens in the UK. The film has been released in Kannada and Telugu language in the U.K. with the dubbed version occupying more screens than the original. The film is said to be made on a budget of 25-30 crores.
Box Office Collection Day 1
The film was expected to open on a flying note at the box office given the pre-release buzz it has created. However, going by the reports, it underperformed on the first day.
Sandalwood industry has delivered big money spinners this year, in the form of KGF2, Kantara, 777Charlie, Vikrant Rona and James. Now all the eyes will be on Vijayanand. As per the early trade estimations, Vijayanand takes a start of 30L at the box office in Karnataka.
The only thing that could save the movie is WOM, if the word of mouth comes into play then no one could bar it to become another Kantara and rock the box office beyond boundaries.
All About Vijayanand
It is directed by Rishika Sharma and headlined by Nihal R. in the titular role. It also has Bharath Bopanna, Anant Nag, Ravi Chandran, and Prakash Belawadi. The distributors are UFO Moviez, which also distributed the films like Rocketry, 777 Charlie, Karthikeya 2, etc.