Kannada actor Yash, who has scored a big hit with "Googly" earlier this year, has garnered another success for himself in 2013. His recent release "Raja Huli" has turned out to be a big money spinner at the box office.
Released in nearly 200 screens in Karnataka on 1 November 2013, "Raja Huli" opened to very good responses. Despite facing tough competition from other new releases like "Election" and "Slum," the Guru Deshpande-directed movie registered 80 to 90 percent occupancy in single screens and around 50 percent in multiplexes. With its wonderful collection on the first day, the film became the biggest opener for Yash.
"Raja Huli", which is a remake of the Tamil film "Sundarapandian", got positive response from both film critics and viewers. A strong positive word of mouth took its business upwards. The film also did very good business on weekdays and collected approximately ₹5 crore nett at the box office in the first week. The movie, which has been made with a budget of ₹6 crore, recovered its production cost in just seven days.
"Raja Huli" clashed with a few biggies like "Sweety" in the second week and "Ambara" in third week and "Coffee With My Wife" and "Khatarnak" in the fourth week. Undeterred by new releases, the Yash and Meghana Raj starrer continued to do good business at the box office.
In its fifth week, "Raja Huli" is still running successfully in 100 screens, while three new releases like "Cool Ganesha", "Chaddi Dosth", "6-5=2" and a re-release "Anubhava" graced around 260 screens . But the trends show that the movie has done better business that these new releases at the Sandalwood box office on its fifth Friday. Trade experts opine that this movie will successfully run for 50 days in at least 50 theatres and become one of the Blockbuster Kannada movies of 2013.
Producer K Manju said that he would reveal the figures of its collection on its 50th day success meet, reported The Times of India. Trade experts have claimed that the movie has collected approximately ₹10 crore net at the box office in 28 days.