Ram Charan-Kajal Aggarwal starrer "Govindudu Andarivadele" ("GAV"), which was witnessing a drop in its collections during the weekdays, has enjoyed decent growth on its second Saturday.
The film is estimated to have earned ₹80 lakh share at the AP/Nizam box office on Saturday (11 October), according to Andhraboxoffice. The Ram Charan flick is expected to continue its decent run on Sunday but its collections might get affected in Vishakapatnam due to the heavy rain and winds.
"GAV" has minted over ₹37 crore in 11 days at the worldwide box office. The film had a good first week due to extended holidays. It surpassed the first week collections of "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" and "Race Gurram".
However, its business slowed down since the eighth day. As expected, the film's business has seen some growth on Saturday. It is expected to mint decent collections in its second weekend, and it needs to be seen how the film fares in the coming days.
Meanwhile, newly released "Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya" ("DCR") has taken a good opening at the AP/Nizam box office. The film received decent reviews from the critics as well as the audience. Besides "DCR", a few other Telugu films - including "Paathshala" and "Romeo" - have hit the screens. The release of these films might affect the performance of "GAV".
Also, Naga Chaitanya's romantic entertainer "Oka Laila Kosam" and Manchu Manoj's "Current Teega", the remake of Tamil film "Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam", will be released on 17 October. The release of these two films might reduce the screen count for "GAV", and in turn affect its business.
Whether the film will achieve the hit status or not will be known in a few days. "GAV" is directed by Krishna Vamsi and produced by Ganesh Bandla.
Vamsi, who was going through a tough phase with failures, has regained form with "GAV". The film received good reviews from critics and audience alike. The director thanked Ram Charan and the producer for believing in his script.
"When all top heroes are busy doing commercial films, Ram believed in my script and agreed to work in my film. Several producers warned Ganesh to not produce my film, keeping in mind my recent failures. But Ganesh backed my film with full confidence. I think they deserve this success more than me," Vamsi told IANS.
"I'm indebted to life to Ram as well as Ganesh for supporting me. This success has made me stronger."
"GAV" has Ram Charan in the role of an NRI, while Kajal Aggarwal plays the female lead. Meka Srikanth, Prakash Raj, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Jayasudha also appear in pivotal roles in the family entertainer.