Mr Pellikoduku had a lot of hype before the movie was released trying to promote the movie but the response to the movie on the first day itself was lukewarm.
The smoking scene in the movie with Isha Chawla was the talk of the town before the movie released but it failed to draw the amount of audience that is expected for a Sunil movie. Generally, every movie starring Sunil has a usual following with good response. The same cannot be said for this movie though.
Neither her smoking scene nor his six pack attracted audience. The situation majorly is because of the current high alert security in the city and the weekend is just here. We may possibly see a change in the trend after a few days. Other than Hyderabad the response is just good but not exceptional.
Negative word of mouth played the spoilsport in other areas. There are hardly 40% seats filled in multiplexes for his movie, current reports said. This level of poor opening is the first for Sunil as Mr Pellikoduku fails to tap the box office.