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Box office: Nani’s Gang Leader grosses Rs20 crore worldwide in opening weekend


Directed by Vikram K Kumar, Gang Leader is loosely based on Korean comedy Girl Scout (2008). It’s centered on a group of grieving women who take the help of Nani, a crime novelist, in avenging the death of their loved ones.

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Nani’s Telugu heist comedy Gang Leader (2019), directed by Vikram K Kumar, has opened strongly at the box office with an opening weekend worldwide gross of Rs20 crore.

According to trade analyst Trinath, Gang Leader has performed better than Nani’s last release Jersey (2019) in the opening weekend.

“Gang Leader has registered a solid start. It’s opened to better numbers than Jersey. In its opening weekend, Jersey grossed around Rs18.8 crore worldwide, but Gang Leader grossed approximately Rs20 crore,” Trinath said.

Directed by Vikram K Kumar, Gang Leader is loosely based on Korean comedy Girl Scout (2008). It’s centered on a group of grieving women who take the help of Nani, a crime novelist, in avenging the death of their loved ones.

Gang Leader review: Nani headlines a fun revenge comedy

Despite an interesting premise but a very predictable screenplay, Gang Leader manages to entertain in parts if not on the whole. The film features Nani in yet another memorable and he goes on to prove why he’s one of the best mainstream Telugu heroes with great knack for comedy.

In a recent interview with the newspaper Hindustan Times, Nani opened up on Gang Leader. He said: “It’s the most fun I had on a set in a long time. When Vikram pitched the script, I was jumping with excitement because it’s so much fun. I also liked the idea of sharing screen space with so many women. This is a character-driven story and by the time you walk out of the screen, you’ll fall in love with the characters.”

Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, the film has music by Anirudh Ravichander. This is Anirudh’s second outing with Nani after Jersey, which was the actor’s last release.