Pushpaka Vimana (Kannada) First Day Collection
Ramesh Aravind achieved a milestone in his long career on Friday (January 6) when his 100th Kannada movie Pushpaka Vimana was released. While newcomer S Ravindranath has written the story and directed the film, Pawan Wadeyar has produced it. Veteran Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, who shot to fame in Sandalwood with Prema Loka and Shanti Kranthi, is doing a special role in the movie, which also has Rachita Ram in a key role. The movie has Bhuvan Gowda as the cinematographer and is edited by Shiva Shankar.
Charan Raj has composed the music for Pushpaka Vimana which has already created positive vibes. Songs like Jilka Jilka, Mugilu Belmugilu and Jogulave songs have impressed the fans. The movie is said to be inspired by Korean movie Miracle in Cell No. 7. But the makers have said that only a couple of scenes have been borrowed from the original. The film is about a mentally-challenged father (Ramesh) and his daughter (Yuvina Parthavi). Ramesh has been wrongly sentenced for a crime. It is about what happens when these two innocent hearts are separated.
Due to its soulful music, the film had created good buzz on social media and was expected to start on a decent note at box office. But unfortunately, on the first day it has not witnessed much response from audience. Till midnight, the film was getting positive pre-release reviews but after the release, those reactions have turned to mixed. On its opening day, Pushpaka Vimana has received low occupancy of around 10-15% across the country.
It has reported mixed reviews from critics as well as audience, which has settled down all the hype it had before the release. That is the reason, it hasn’t recorded any considerable growth in its occupancy from evening shows. With such below average response, Pushpaka Vimana has raked the business of 1.79 crore* on its first day from India. We have witnessed number of previous films have not grossed well at box office, despite of positive reviews.