iSmart Shankar collects Rs 27 Cr in the first week

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 09:15

The collection of ‘iSmart Shankar’ has surprised all. The massive success came as a shock to the trade pundits. Ram in his long career was never known for bringing such humongous openings. There were little expectations on the film though Mani Sharma’s music was a hit before the release and the trailer raised curiosity.
 
No one expected that the movie would set screens on fire. The film that was released on 18th July has completed its first-week run. In the first week, the film has collected Rs 27 Cr share worldwide. This is a higher amount than the lifetime collection of Ram’s biggest hit to date.
 
It is also the first film for Ram that has crossed Rs 10 Cr share in Nizam. In just 7 days, ‘iSmart Shankar’ has collected Rs 11 Cr share in Nizam. It is expected to collect another Rs 5 Cr in its lifetime run.
 
The film is a huge blockbuster in AP and Telangana but its collections were low in USA. In its first week, the movie collected just about $250k.
 
Directed by Puri Jagannadh, ‘iSmart Shankar’ starred Ram, Nabha Natesh and Nidhii Agerwal in the roles. The film is a mix of science fiction and mass movie elements. Ram told dialogue in a fake Telangana accent but his over-the-top performance hit well with the audiences.
 
As it has achieved Rs 27 Cr in the first week, the trade is expecting that it may go beyond Rs 40 Cr share in its lifetime.