The much hyped Nagarjuna’s Nirmala Convent had a dry run in the USA with little box office collection over the weekend after it opened on September 16. According to reports, in Andhra’s Krishna district alone the Saturday share was Rs 3.85 lakh and the total weekend collection including the screening day was Rs 9.15 lakh. Released on around 800 screens across the globe, the movie collected as little as $2,481 on Friday and made a total gross of $6,908, tweeted Idlebrain Jeevi on Sunday. The movie is reportedly screened on 60 screens across North America.
Nirmala Convent was touted to be a launch pad for many new players including A R Rahman’s two sons, Koti and Srikanth making their debuts in this industry. The movie features popular Tollywood actor Srikanth’s son Roshan Meka in the lead role, Oscar-winning music director Rahman’s 12-year-old-son singing a song, music director Saluri Koteswara Rao’s son Saluri Roshan giving music and Bollywood music director and singer Shankar Mahadevan’s son Siddarth Mahadevan singing another song.
The story is about an impoverished and precocious teenage boy falling in love with a girl who happens to be the daughter of an aristocratic landlord. Both go to the same school, Nirmala Convent. Girl’s father denies the boy’s proposal as he doesn’t have the social status or money. The rest of the film is how the boy participates in a quiz show and wins back the girl.