Dictator 1st Day Box Office Collection
The second release in the Pongal race this year, Balakrishna’s Dictator released today amidst fans galore and huge expectations. Since the film marks the actor’s 99th film, the fan frenzy at the theatres touched the sky, during the benefit shows. However, the film opened to mixed responses and we have heard that the film is slightly disappointing with routine stuff and Kona Venakt’s style of typical comedy. Nevertheless, audiences opine that it is highly entertaining and has potential to pull mass crowds.
Dictator opened to huge collections from the overseas premieres and also, the benefit shows here in Telugu states witnessed huge crowds. On the other hand, the other Nandamuri film in the Pongal trail, NTR’s Nannaku Prematho released yesterday, and has received critical acclaim, while it is also spinning crores at the box office. So, the obvious comparisons between both the films rose and the fan wars took centre stage this season more than the popular cock-fights and bullfights of Sankranthi.
Audience was waiting a long time for this film getting release and now when the day has finally came, audience showed up huge interest in the film and everyone was outside the theatres and cinema halls today to watch this movie. Though film has not made a record break opening than the recent hits but still lit has done excellent in its own way today. Overall occupancy of the film was fantastic today and most of the shows were seen houseful in the regions of Telugu films. Film made greater business in south India and recorded a total first day income of around 8+ Crores*, which is a very positive amount.
Now the film is set to face its first weekend and next two days will be very profitable for it as it is the weekend time. Anyhow, The story of “Dictator” revolves around the mysterious murder of a narcotics bureau officer, who busted a rave party conducted by a minister’s son. How does Chandrashekhar Dharma, who works at a mart in Hyderabad, get into this mess? Who is dictator? What is his connection with the murder mystery? The answers to these questions form the crux of the story.