Dhruva Sarja-starrer Bharjari directed by Chethan Kumar, which saw a big release last Friday in around 294 theatres all over Karnataka, saw a massive weekend collection, earning more than Rs 16 crore.
The film opened to the audience for a 6 am show minted Rs 9.80 crore between Friday and Saturday and, according to the distributors, the film made a gross collection of Rs 5.5 crore on Sunday. This has definitely thrown a surprise to industry and filmmakers, who had not witnessed such success for sometime now, especially from a three-film- old actor Dhruva Sarja.
Despite Bharjari facing a lot of hurdles, the film was declared as a paisa vasool entertainr and scored sparkling figures at the box office. Whether the film will see a spike in collection on weekdays is something to watch out for.
Meanwhile the team has another reason to rejoice. After 20 years a Kannada movie Bharjari was being screened at Urvashi and not much was expected, it was considered for only two shows. But owing to the overwhelming response the movie saw, they have cancelled Bollywood film Simran and have alloted two more extra shows. Even Rex theatre saw 80 per cent occupancy.
Bharjari has appealed to the masses and drew hardcore cinegoers to the theatres, says a member of Kiran Enterrprises, who had finally picked the distribution. The makers are planning to take the movie outside Karnataka and will be releasing in other centres, few weeks from now.