Actor Nithiin's latest movie "Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde (GJG)" is still going strong at the box office not just in India, but overseas as well.
"GJG" was released on 19 April with two more movies - Siddharth's "Udhayam MH4" and Prakash Raj's "Gouravam". Unlike the other two flicks, "GJG" has been doing good business and has turned out to be a money spinner for its makers.
According to latest reports, "GJG" has earned (in nine days) more than what Nithiin-Nithya Menen starrer "Ishq" earned in 100 days. "Moorning all..suuper happy to share with u all that the revenue iSHQ collected in 100days,,G.J.G has managed to collect it in just 9days..," Nithiin tweeted on his microblogging site.
"GJG" registered the biggest opening ever for any Nithiin's film. The rom-com entertainer, which was made on a budget of ₹11 crore, opened to a fantastic start in Andhra Pradesh. "GJG" earned a total of ₹3.5 crore in its opening weekend in the state.
The Nithiin-starrer is also doing well at the overseas box office. The film collected a total of ₹80.03 lakh on 23 screens in the opening weekend ($147,697). It is doing good business in the second week, collecting more than $64,000 (around ₹34 Lakh) on Saturday (27 April). The film has reportedly grossed a total of ₹1.5 crore after the second week in the US.
This is the second hit in a row for Nithiin, after his previous release 'Ishq" was also a declared a super hit. Both the films have Nithya Menen as the female lead. The success of "GJG" has brought in a sense of relief for Nithiin, who has had the highest number of flops in Telugu cinema.
Directed by debutant Vijay Kumar Konda, "GJG" is a fun-filled flick that has a high dose of comedy and an interesting screenplay. The lead pair's chemistry has been well appreciated by film critics as well as moviegoers.
Thanks to the film's success, there is huge demand for its remaking rights in other languages. "GJG" is likely to be made in Tamil soon. "Leading producers from Tamil have already expressed interest in the remake. Talks are on with multiple producers, but in all probability, it will be remade in Tamil by the same producers who made the film in Telugu," a source from the film's unit said, according to Indo-Asian News Service.