Nani’s latest Telugu film Gang Leader, a heist comedy, has hit gold at the Gang Leader box office 1st week worldwide total earnings of Rs 40 crore. According to business analyst Trinath, Gang Leader led to impress at the ticket window, notwithstanding mixed reviews from critics.
“The comedy in the film went big time with the masses. While critics got issues with the screenplay and closing, audiences liked it thoroughly. That’s why the film is doing particularly well at the box-office,” Trinath said.
Directed by Vikram K Kumar, Gang Leader highlights Nani playing a writer, one who specializes in writing revenge stories. A group of mourning women – aged 6 to 60 – join teams with him on a secret mission to revenge their loved ones.
The movie marks the 1st collaboration of Vikram Kumar and Nani. It also stars veteran actor Lakshmi, Saranya Ponvannan, Vennela Kishore, Priyanka Arul Mohan and Kartikeya Gummakonda among others.
Gang Leader box office 1st Week : Talking about the film, Nani had told: “It’s the most fun I had shot for a project. This is not even comic caper, but it’s made a way that it has the fun lot of scope for humour. Vikram and I have been considering going together for a while, and I’m glad it finally happened.”
Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, the movie has music by Anirudh Ravichander. This is Anirudh’s next outing with Nani after Jersey.
In Hindustan Times review, Gang Leader was defined as: “Despite reeking of a likely screenplay,
what makes Gang Leader tick is its equipment and overall approach, which makes the jokes work more efficiently than the attack angle.”
Meanwhile, talks have been opened for Gang Leader remake in Tamil and Hindi. Production houses have already started inquiring for remake rights.