Puneeth Rajkumar’s final movie James, which launched in cinemas worldwide on Thursday, has taken an enormous opening with Rs. 27 crore in gross earnings roughly. Followers thronged to cinema halls in hordes to look at Puneeth, who died following a cardiac arrest on the age of 46, one final time on the large screens. Many followers received emotional as they got here to the theatres to look at James. (Additionally learn: Puneeth’s brother Shivrajkumar says ‘feeling like I’ve misplaced my very own little one’)

James has been directed by Chethan Kumar, who had labored with Puneeth within the blockbuster Kannada movie Raajakumara. Priya Anand is his co-star within the movie.

As per commerce analyst Trinath, the movie roughly grossed Rs. 27 crore from Karnataka, making it one of many largest openers in Puneeth’s profession.

“The movie has taken a unprecedented opening. Even below regular circumstances, the movie would’ve completed effectively however Puneeth’s premature demise turned the hype into an emotion for followers who didn’t wish to miss watching the movie on the primary day. The movie launched in a document variety of reveals on the primary day,” Trinath mentioned.

On Thursday, a number of celebrities from totally different industries took to Twitter to recollect Puneeth Rajkumar and need his movie a grand success. From Mohanlal to Varun Tej and Sai Dharam Tej, celebs wished Puneeth on the discharge of James.

Mohanlal wrote: “Pricey Puneeth, I’m positive your movie James goes to be a terrific one. It’ll have a particular place in all our hearts. We miss you (sic).”

Earlier than James, Puneeth was final seen in Kannada flick, Yuvarathnaa, which was a box-office success. He had just lately signed a movie titled Dvitva with filmmaker Pawan Kumar. The venture was introduced with a lot fanfare a number of months in the past, and each Puneeth and Pawan have been kicked about becoming a member of fingers. Trisha was signed as his co-star.

Puneeth made his debut as a lead actor with 2002 Kannada movie Appu. A few of his common well-known movies embrace Abhi, Veera Kannadiga, Arasu, Raam, Hudugaru and Anjani Putra, amongst others.

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