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'Gaalipata' going great

Thursday, January 24, 2008 • Kannada Comments

The collection of much expected 'Gaalipata' starring golden star Ganesh, Daisy, Diganth, Neethu, Rajesh Krishnan, Bhavana Rao, Ananthnag, Rangayana Raghu, Padmaja Rao and Sudha Belawadi first week collection (released on 18th January 2006) is extra ordinary in the box office.

According to executive producer of the film Mr Dayal Padmanabhan the first week share for the producer is Rs.1.5 crores net. The over all gross collection in the first week is Rs.2.5 crores. Meanwhile the film has been given on commission basis for distribution to K.C.N.Chandrasekhar and H.D.Gangaraj (both former KFCC Presidents – KCN Chandrasekhar is VP of FFI).

In some of the theatres the ticket price has been increase from Rs.5 to 20 per ticket has become a blow to the audience. This is not to my knowledge says Dayal speaking to this correspondent at Kanishka hotel on Wednesday evening. The collection is 75 percent in the first week when compared to 'Mungaru Male'. SPR production team is expecting a business of Rs.15 crores easily informs Dayal.

The hike in the ticket price is always demanded by the producer when the budget of the film is high. The system was introduced when producer Ramu made 'AK 47' Kannada film. This system continued in some cases but it was in the interest of the producer. In the case of 'Gaalipata' this is in the interest of the exhibitors.

Who is going to care for the audience?