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Nani’s MCA takes exceptional opening, mints over Rs 15 crore on first day

Directed by Venu Sriram, Middle Class Abbayi explores the love-hate relationship of Nani and Bhumika Chawla, who plays his sister-in-law. Sai Pallavi also stars in the film.

regional movies Updated: Dec 23, 2017 14:25 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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MCA stars Nani, Bhumika Chawla and Sai Pallavi.

Having already registered two blockbusters this year with Nenu Local and Ninnu Kori, actor Nani is all set to finish the year with a bang as his latest outing MCA - Middle Class Abbayi - is creating box-office ripples. According to trusted trade sources, the film is said to have grossed over Rs 15 crore on the first day worldwide, making it the biggest ever opening in Nani’s career. Despite mixed response to the film from critics, Nani’s popularity amidst the masses has worked big time and they’ve lapped up the film for its overall entertainment angle.

MCA released a day before Akhil Akkineni’s Hello, and the trade sources said the films will eat into each other’s collection. However, at the press meet of MCA last week, producer Dil Raju said: “I don’t think there’ll be any competition between MCA and Hello. I believe both the films can do well. If theatres can accommodate 4-5 films releasing during Sankranti festival every year, I don’t think there’ll be any problems to have two films release together during any week. I saw the visuals of Hello, and they look very rich. I wish both the films succeed.”

Directed by Venu Sriram, the film explores the love-hate relationship of Nani and Bhumika Chawla, who plays his sister-in-law. Sai Pallavi, after winning over audiences’ hearts in Fidaa earlier this year, played the lead heroine in MCA and her role was very well accepted. Meanwhile, MCA is the US is having a dream with earnings over $420K and is expected to breach into the half million mark by weekend.

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First Published: Dec 23, 2017 14:25 IST