One can expect both Sita Ramam and Bimbisara, both starkly different from one another in tone and sensibility, to offer Vikrant Rona a tough time at the box office.
Swaroop Kodur, OTTplay Team
Last Updated: 08.38 AM, Aug 05, 2022
Vikrant Rona has waded through the first week of its theatrical run with some highly encouraging results. Aside from the Kannada version, the Telugu dubbed release of the film too has shined at the box office and is said to have outperformed its competitors so far.
While Vikrant Rona (Kannada) remained uncontented at the box office, the Telugu version had to deal with Ravi Teja’s Ramarao On Duty and existing releases such as Thank You and Virata Parvam: going by the latest box office figures, the Kiccha Sudeep starrer has emerged as the clear winner of the lot.
As reported by Andhraboxoffice.com, Vikrant Rona (Telugu) is gradually inching towards the Rs. 10 crore mark and is expected to get there at the earliest. Although this may not seem a whopping figure in isolation, one must consider the recent plight of dubbed films in the regional market and the fact that most Kannada releases do not withstand the stiff competition in the Telugu states.
The Post-Pandemic Factor:
Vikrant Rona is reportedly heading towards the Rs. 150 crores mark at the global box office with the 3D version proving to be a clear favorite among the fans. While the audience reviews remain mixed during the course, the film’s success does enunciate that the concept of ‘theatrical experience’ has surely evolved post the pandemic.
Tough Road Ahead for the Telugu Version:
August 5 sees the release of not one but two big Telugu releases in the form of Sita Ramam and Bimbisara. Both films boast of big stars as leads with Dulquer Salman, Rashmika Mandanna, and Mrunal Thakur headlining the former and Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Catherine Tresa, and Samyuktha Menon starring in the latter. One can expect the two films, both starkly different from one another in tone and sensibility, to offer Vikrant Rona a tough time at the box office.
Vikrant Rona has been written and directed by Anup Bhandari and stars Kiccha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film released worldwide on July 28 in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and English.