Star Kiccha Sudeep’s Kannada language action adventure film Vikrant Rona, which is being touted as yet another pan-India spectacle, has opened to muted but relatively solid numbers in the Hindi belt.
Outperforming earlier titles such as Vikram, Valimai, Beast and 777 Charlie — none of which could cross the Rs 50 lakh barrier on day one — Vikrant Rona has made around Rs 85 lacs in the Hindi belt. The film’s Hindi version was presented by Salman Khan.
The majority of Vikrant Rona’s earnings are likely to come from the Karnataka state, where the film was expected to open with around Rs 23.85 cr gross, according to an Ormax report. All-India figures were expected to be in the vicinity of Rs 40-Rs 45 crore, but the actual number could be much lower.
The film earned the following numbers all over India:
85 lacs nett
Rest of India
Vikrant Rona collected 35.50 cr worldwide gross with 3.50 cr overseas number.
Vikrant Rona is poised to be the biggest South Indian language hit since Kamal Haasan’s Vikram, but that film flopped in North Indian markets. Expectations from South Indian language films — especially those mounted on a large scale — have increased after the resounding success of Pushpa The Rise, RRR and KGF: Chapter 2, both of which remain among the biggest hits not only in India, but also in northern territories this year.
Vikrant Rona stars Kiccha Sudeep as the leading man along with Jacqueline Fernandez and other actors playing pivotal roles. The Hindi dubbed version of the film is distributed by Salman under his banner Salman Khan Films. Besides Hindi and its original Kannada, the Anup Bhandari directorial will also release in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.