Nikhil’s latest film ‘Keshava’ started off on a good note at the box office yesterday. ‘Keshava’ is one of the most eagerly awaited films of the season, as all the biggies like ‘DJ’, ‘Spyder’ postponed. Nikhil’s film received decent reviews and positive mouthtalk from opening show.. but some opined that there is a lag in the second half despite of crisp run time.
‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ entered its fourth week.. and still running with packed houses, but ‘Keshava’ sustained its storm. Positive pre-release buzz on the film helped ‘Keshava’ to regsiter decent opening collections in the Telugu states and Overseas as well. ‘Keshava’ is able to collect $56 K from Thursday premiers in USA from 95 locations making it the highest opening in USA for Nikhil. His last film ‘Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada’ has collected $24 K from it’s premiers.
Nikhil’s impressive performance, cinematography and gripping narration garnered decent talk.. weak storyline and lag in the second half made the film lose points from the reviewers. Had the director taken care of these points, some opined that the movie would have garnered unanimous super hit talk.