Vakeel Saab Verdict: Buyers to lose big bucks

Released amid huge hype on April 9th, Powerstar Pawan Kalyan’s comeback film, Vakeel Saab managed to gain decent word of mouth from the audience. On the first day, the film witnessed a tremendous worldwide share of close to Rs 33 crore. As per the trade reports, by the end of its first weekend, Vakeel Saab managed to collect approximately Rs 55 crore and recovered more than fifty percent of its investment.

On the business note, as the film’s pre-release business was done for Rs 90 crore, Vakeel Saab should collect somewhere around Rs 92 core to emerge as a box office hit. But sadly, the film witnessed a declining trend on its first Monday, though the film took the maximum advantage of the Udagi festival holiday on its fifth day, the collections report for the sixth day are shockingly low in all areas.

Keeping aside the Nizam region which was an own release by Dil Raju, the buyers from other regions in Andhra and Rayalaseema are yet to recover their invested amount, opinions trade experts.

As per the feedback from the buyers, almost every distributor and exhibitor of Vakeel Saab are going to lose 20 to 30% of their investment by the end of the film’s full run. On the other hand, the scenario in the key overseas market like the USA is also the same. Reportedly, the film has to collect close to $1.3 million dollars to be a safe bet for the distributor but it is still struggling at $700K and impossible to achieve the break-even target.

Buzz among the media circles is that as the film is failing to collect the expected revenues, the production house is also staying away from the promotions and not revealing numbers openly.

On the whole, considering the above statistics and feedback of the buyers from various regions, it is evident that Vakeel Saab is going to end up as a flop in commercial terms.

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