Srikanta 1st Day Collection, Shivaraj starrer Takes Decent Start in Kerala


Srikanta First Day Collection

Shivaraj Kumar has teamed up with Manju Swaraj, who had earlier made movies like Shishira and Shravani Subramanya, for his latest Kannada movie, Srikanta. It is an action thriller which is being released on Friday, January 6. It is produced by Manu Gowda, the son of producer Chingari Mahadevi. Chandini Sreedharan, who has acted in Tamil and Malayalam movies before, has made her Sandalwood debut with this film and has romanced Shivaraj Kumar in Srikanta. Achyuth Kumar, Bullet Prakash, Dattanna, Sparsha Rekha and others are in the cast.


The movie has B Sureshbabu’s cinematography and Deepu S Kumar’s editing. B Ajaneesh Loknath has scored the music and a few songs, including ‘Kannane Kannane’ track have drawn the viewers’ attention. Srikanta has references to Lord Shiva. Shivaraj Kumar plays the role of a common man. The movie deals with real problems that ordinary citizens face and revolves around a man, who stands for the society when needed.

The movie has created a lot of buzz with its trailer – mainly because of the action sequence where Shivaraj Kumar performed some dangerous stunts without using the body double. On the opening day, this courtroom romantic drama Srikanta opened up with an average occupancy of 25% across the country. But with strong word of mouth, it picked up well and recorded the overall occupancy of 35-40% on Friday.

As per the report, it has raked the business of 3.32 crores* on domestic box office. Now only in India but from overseas market too, Srikanta is witnessing impressive response. The movie is positively expected to take good growth on Saturday and Sunday. One more Hindi movie Pushpaka Vimana has released with Srikanta. It has also taken decent start on box office but received unfavorable reviews from critics as well as audience. So this can be beneficial for the opponent i.e. Srikanta.

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