Agent was released in theaters yesterday.
Akhil Akkineni watched the film’s morning show with fans at Sree Ramulu Theater in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh and left before intermission.
Akhil Akkineni’s much-anticipated film Agent was released in theaters on Friday. Despite having a star-studded cast and a great response to the trailer, the film is getting mixed reviews from the audience. However, most of it has been criticism and that has perhaps not gone down well with the actor.
According to reports, Akhil watched the film’s morning show with fans at Sree Ramulu Theater in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, and left before intermission. While the fans greeted him with screaming chants, he could not bear the cold response to the film’s heavy action sequences, which led him to leave the theater even before the first half ended.
The film opened to a weak response at the box office and word of mouth is further depleting its performance. Distributors are worried if they will recover their money as the movie may not reach the break-even point.
Akhil’s mother Amala came out in support of her son’s film, which has drawn harsh criticism on social media. She reacted to the haters by saying that while the movie had issues, she still really liked it. She added that she saw the movie in a theater with 50% occupancy and the majority of the audience were women. She wrote about the same on Instagram.
“I understand that trolling comes from deeper insecurity and need for achievement. I watched Agent yesterday and honestly enjoyed the film. While it has its flaws, if you watch it with an open mind, you will be amazed. The hall I watched it in was packed, half of the audience were ladies, mothers, and grandmothers along with their husbands and sons! There were screams when the action happened. And I am sure the next one will be bigger and better,” she wrote.
The film opened with a worldwide collection of Rs 7 crore on the first day. The weekend is yet to end and the performance of the film in theaters today and tomorrow will determine whether Agent will have to bear the losses or not. The movie was made at a total cost of Rs 80 crore. The mild response from fans along with the harsh negative commentary from film critics eventually killed all the hype around the movie.
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