Director Mallikarjun's "Sher", which will hit the screens on 30 October, is expected to become Nandmuri Kalyan Ram's biggest release in the US, beating the record of his last outing "Pataas".
Kalyan Ram's hit movie "Pataas" was released in limited number of screens in North America on 23 January, 2015. The movie went on to become the biggest opener for the actor. The Anil Ravipudi-directed film made $105,848 (Rs 65.07 lakh) from 18 screens at the US box office in the first weekend.
The actor-cum-producer was thrilled about the huge response for "Pataas". He wanted to release his latest outing "Sher" in a large number of cinema halls. The success of "Pataas" and the huge amount of curiosity generated by the promos of "Sher" had created a lot of demand for its US theatrical rights. Nascent Films has acquired its distribution rights for the country.
Nascent Films has planned a grand release for "Sher" in the US and it has already released the list of theatres that will be screening the flick. As per the list, the movie will hit around 60 screens across the country. Trade pundits in Film Nagar predict that the movie will surely become Kalyan Ram's biggest opener and highest grosser at the US box office. Click here to see "Sher" US theatre list.
The distribution house has decided to have regular ticket prices in theatres in the US. "There is no increase in ticket prices for either premiers or regular shows, and all locations in USA will have the regular ticket price of Adult$10," reads statement release by Nascent films.
"Sher" is being touted to be a commercial entertainer, which has been written by Diamond Ratna Babu and directed by Mallikarjun. Nandamuri Kalyan Ram has played the lead role in the film, while Sonal Chauhan appears as his love interest. Vikramjeet Virk, Mukesh Rishi, Brahmanandam, Ali and MS Narayana are part of the supporting cast. Nora Fatehi has made a special appearance in an item song.
S Thaman has composed the music for "Sher", while Sarvesh Murari has handled the cinematography. Its first look posters, teasers and trailer have garnered a lot of attention for the movie. Kalyan Ram is expected to score another big hit of his career with this film.