This upward trend could certainly help films like Kshethrapati, Toby and Sapta Sagaradaache Ello, which are slated to release over the next few weeks.
Following a long lull, it looks like Kannada cinema audiences are gearing up once again to head to the cinema halls. There are three enterprising films currently on offer for them, in the form of Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare, Kousalya Supraja Rama and Aachar & Co, meaning that there's something for everyone. And with the audiences responding well to this form of original storytelling, there's lots to celebrate and to be taken into consideration.
Kousalya Supraja Rama, on the other hand, is being regarded as the return-to-form vehicle for seasoned filmmaker Shashank. The Darling Krishna - Milana Nagaraj - Brinda Acharya arrived in theatres on July 28 and has been receiving positive reviews from both critics and audiences. The same trade reports inform us that Kousalya Supraja Rama has grossed a little under Rs. 1.3 crores (in Karnataka) in its opening weekend run, with each day so far yielded better results than the previous day.
Similarly, PRK Productions' nostalgia drama Aachar & Co has gotten off to an encouraging start. As a 'niche' release with a limited number of shows, the film has nevertheless pulled in the crowds and has collected close to Rs. 0.70 crores in a matter of three days. Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy, who dons multiple hats as the co-writer, director and also the lead actor of the film, has received praise from the audiences.
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So, in short, the final weekend of July 2023 has yielded highly encouraging results for the Kannada Film Industry, meaning that there is tremendous scope for distinctive, original voices in the current environment. This upward trend could certainly help films like Kshethrapati, Toby and Sapta Sagaradaache Ello, which are slated to release over the next few weeks.