Naandhi (beginning) is a raw and unconventional drama, unlike the mainstream films where our heroes show their machoism. It is a story of the inhuman treatment faced by under-trials in jails in the name of investigation, with Comedy King Allari Naresh playing the victim of police brutality. Naandhi took a decent start at the box-office collecting a worldwide gross of Rs. 0.81 Cr and a worldwide share of Rs. 0.47 Cr. The Teluguland share is Rs. 0.43 Cr. Although the numbers are quite low, the positive word of mouth and good reviews helped the film pick up from the evening shows.