The Villian is a Kannada film that has emerged as the highest grosser on the first day for any film released in Karnataka till date. It is one of the hottest films released in the Kannada film industry this year. The Prem directorial hit the screens on Thursday, October 18, 2018 and opened to a fabulous response at the ticket window. It did equally well on Friday, October 19, 2018 and remained the pick of the audience. It has collected Rs 20 crore on day one at the box office – this makes it the highest grosser! However, the film’s overall budget is Rs 60 crore. Also Read - Sandalwood Drugs Racket: Ragini Dwivedi Mixes Water in Urine Sample During Drug Test, Docs Call Out The Bluff

The film has Shiva Rajkumar (Shivanna) and Kiccha Sudeep sharing screen space for the first time. The charming Shivarajkumar is beyond any doubt, one of the biggest and most popular and successful names in the Kannada film industry. At present, he is in the limelight because of his latest film The Villain. Amy Jackson made her debut in the Kannada film industry with this flick. Others in the star cast include Srikanth, Mithun Chakraborty and Sruthi Hariharan. Arjun Janya has composed the tunes for this movie while Girish R Gowda has cranked the camera. Also Read - Happy Birthday Kiccha Sudeep: Lesser Known Facts About The Dabangg 3 Actor

The Villain has been released on 1000 screens worldwide. In Karnataka alone, it has been released on 500 screens and this might help it rake in the moolah in the opening week and rule the box office. Given its impressive budget and the wide release, The Villain needs to have a long and successful run at the box office in order to emerge as a profitable venture. Also Read - Kannada TV actor Susheel Gowda Commits Suicide in Karnataka’s Mandya

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The Villain is produced by CR Manohar under his banner Tanvi – Shanvi Films on a budget of Rs 45 crore. According to reports, the producer managed to recover more than half of the budget through the pre-release business. With the first day collections breaking records, this multi-starrer is headed towards breaking quite a few other records in the Kannada film industry.