Ajith's recently-released Telugu film "Aata Arrambam" (aka "Aata Arambham") has taken an average opening at the Andhra Pradesh box office.
The action entertainer, which released on 6 December, received mixed reviews (but mostly positive) from critics. The film managed to take an average opening despite new Telugu releases. According to Andhraboxoffice, the Ajith starrer is estimated to have earned around ₹70 lakh share on its opening day in AP.
The film has reportedly performed in the same range on Saturday (7 December). However, details about the film's Saturday collections are yet to be available. "Aata "Arrambam" is expected to post a decent total in its first weekend.
Directed by Vishnu Vardhan of "Panja" fame, the stylish action entertainer stars Ajith, Arya, Nayanthara, Taapsee Pannu, Kishore, Atul Kulkarni, Mahesh Manjrekar and Krishna in pivotal roles. Actor Rana Daggubatti appears in a cameo in the film.
"Aata Arrambam" is the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil film "Arrambam." The Tamil version was released more than a month ago in other states including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala as well as overseas markets. The film turned out to be a huge hit and was declared blockbuster. "Arrambam" is one of the highest grossing Tamil films of 2013. However, the Telugu version might not perform as good as the Tamil version. Still, "Aata Arrambam" could collect decent revenues at AP box office.
Ajith has a huge fan following across south Indian states. Although the actor's Tamil films have performed well, their Telugu dubbed versions have failed to set the cash registers ringing. "Aata Arrambam" is expected to break that jinx and perform well.