Ganesh Raj's debut directorial venture, Aanandam, has successfully crossed the 50 days mark in theater run. The movie, which was also the first production venture of actor-singer-director Vineeth Sreenivasan, was able to collect a gross of Rs. 11.80 crores in 50 days from theaters inside the state. The movie also had a really good run in the rest of India market. Aanandam, upon release, was hailed by critics and the common audience, especially the youth.