Actress Pooja Gandhi makes a strong come back like Vidya Balan in Bollywood. The "Male' girl look risk like the subdued and simplistic Vidya Balan to take a stunning turn in her choice of roles. Like Vidya Balan who showed her glamorous avatar and talented performance in "Dirty Picture', Pooja took a calculated risk in accepting a role in Dandupalya that is tailor made for Vamps. But the risk seems to be paying off handsomely as her performance in the film is being appreciated and her stature as a dependable actress in the Box office has also risen. Let us see whether this one time top heroine will return with another engrossing film like Kahani
The fact is that Sreenivasa Raju's Dandupalya has taken a terrific opening all around the state=even much better than Arjun's Adhdhuri which has now consolidated its gains to become a super hit- is surprising trade pundits and distributors who did not want to touch the film. That is the real mystery of the Box office story of films, A film like Dandupalya which was least expected by the trade to make an impact, gets a terrific opening and audience will also accept the film whole heartedly because it is well made.
Name any major centre in the state and the report is the same. The managers of theatres and film representatives are coming out with the big news that all the four shows are houseful for Danduplaya on day one. The reports about the long queues outside the theatre and black market sales of tickets are being heard from nook and corner of the state.
Shimoga, Tumkur, Davanagere, Hubballi, Mysore and a major city like Bengaluru have reported houseful shows on day one. The film is rocking particularly well in Bengaluru and Kolar theatres.
But will Dandupalya sustain the initial wave? Already there are reports that ladies and family audience may not come to the theatres screening the film because of the controversies and large scale violence in the film. But the trade pundits argue that even if it is seen by students and youngsters, the film is sure to become a hit. However director Sreenivasa Raju feels that the family crowd will come to the theatres because of the sentimental factor in the film which has also been well appreciated by the critics.
The first thing that goes to the advantage of the film is that the viewers and media critics have appreciated the film. Media reviews have been uniform in appreciating the director's narration and performance of Pooja Gandhi and others. There are positive feed back coming from the people who have watched the film. Let us see how this initial trend of a mega opening continues in the coming days.