Rahul Vijay, Shivani Rajashekar played lead roles in Teja Marni-directed Kotabommali PS
Kotabommali PS, the Telugu remake of the Malayalam cop drama Nayattu, released to glowing reviews and feedback from audiences this week. However, it took for a while for the good word-of-mouth to translate into box office revenue. After a slow start on Friday, the Teja Marni-directorial is picking up steam at the ticket window. The film had an impressive Saturday and is expected to perform well on Sunday.
While the film collected Rs 1.75 crore gross on day one, it bettered its tally on day two by a fair margin - garnering over Rs 2.5 crore (gross). Early estimates suggest that the cop drama may earn around Rs 1 crore share on Sunday, but it has some distance to go before it will ensure profits to the buyers. The pre-release business rights were closed at a reasonable Rs 3 crore.
Viewers were highly appreciative of Teja Marni’s effort to adapt a rooted film like Nayattu for the Telugu audiences with a racy screenplay and meaningful dialogues. Srikanth earned significant praise for the cop drama, with critics hailing it one of the actor’s best performances in the recent years. The tussle between Srikanth and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar towards the climax is another highlight, some opined.
While a more commerce-friendly Aadikeshava was its major competitor at the box office, it’s a reasonable achievement that Kotabommali PS made a mark solely riding on a good script. The film is also expected to be a major boost in the careers of Rahul Vijay and Shivani Rajashekar (who’re also teaming up for a comedy titled Vidya Vasula Aham).
The film is produced by Bunny Vas and Vidya Koppineedi under GA2 Pictures. Jagadeesh Cheekati cranked the camera for the project which had music by Ranjin Raj and Midhun Mukundan. Karthika Srinivas R was the editor and Gandhi Nadikudikar supervised the production design.