Last weekend among the many films released which stood out at the box office is George Reddy. The film is based on the life of George Reddy who is an Osmania University student who also got involved in student politics. He is the one who called others to raise the voice. Though the story happened in the 70s, people at Osmania university still talk about the great influencer. Released on November 22nd, George Reddy was opened to mixed reports. Critics said that though the film has some bright moments, the director has not presented George Reddy’s story in a perfect manner. They lashed out saying that George Reddy is not only a person who fights when needed, but he is also a great scholar, spokesman, he is much more than fights. But due to commercial angle, director Jeevan Reddy whose earlier film was Dalam has shown more action-angle to the film.
Though critics gave average ratings for the film, audiences liked it. There is a decent turn out for the film. George Reddy was made with a shoe-string budget. That is the main positive for the film. Mega support for the film is also a major boost to the collections. While Megastar Chiranjeevi released one of the songs, Mega brother Nagababu posted a video praising George Reddy. Pawan Kalyan also wished to grace the pre-release event but permissions were not granted citing security reasons.
George Reddy was made with a budget of Rs. 3 crores. According to the trade reports, the film till now has collected a share of Rs. 2.26 crores worldwide for 5 days which means it has to still collect a total of 74 lakhs rupees. Trade Analysts are predicting that the film will enter break even by the weekend. But will the film enter the profit zone is to be seen.