Ram Charan-Krishna Vamsi's "Govindudu Andarivadele" ("GAV") has completed the first week on a good note.
The film has minted ₹27.67 crore in its opening week at the AP/Nizam box office. Its one-week worldwide collections amount to approximately ₹35 crore share, according to Andhraboxoffice.
"GAV" has surpassed the first week AP/Nizam collections of Mahesh Babu's "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" ("SVSC"), which had earned ₹25.25 crore. The Charan starrer has also beaten the worldwide opening week collections of "SVSC" and Allu Arjun's "Race Gurram", which stand at ₹33.5 crore and ₹33.15 crore share, respectively.
The family entertainer has taken the third spot in the list of films with highest AP/Nizam share as well as in the list of films with top worldwide week one share. Pawan Kalyan's "Attarintiki Daaredi" and Charan's "Yevadu" are ahead of "GAV."
The film has fetched good collections, thanks to the long weekend as well as Charan's star power. The actor, who had starred in action films in his past releases, has worked with director Krishna Vamsi in a family entertainer for the first time to get an image makeover.
The film received good feedback and Charan's performance won accolades from the critics and the audience alike.
The actor appears in the role of an NRI who comes to India to unite with his extended family. The film has Prakash Raj and Jayasudha appearing as Charan's grandparents. After "SVSC", the two versatile actors have shared the screen space in "GAV."
Srikanth, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Rehman are also part of the film's cast. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed the soundtracks, while Ganesh Bandla has produced the film.
"GAV" is Charan's second release of the year after "Yevadu." The action entertainer, which hit the screens during Sankranti 2014, is one of the biggest hits of 2014.
The film was initially the top grosser of the year until Allu Arjun's "Race Gurram" took over by earning over ₹57 crore in total collections at the worldwide box office. Whether "GAV" will be able to surpass "Race Gurram" collections and emerge on top is something one needs to wait and watch.