Super-hit duo Mahesh Babu and director Srinu Vaitla's second combo movie Aagadu, which released in theatres across the globe on September 19, has received an earth-shattering opening everywhere. The action comedy film has made brilliant collection at the Box Office on the first day. The film has shattered the records of all time biggest opener Attarintiki Daredi in various regions.
Everything has been going right its way, ever since Aagadu was announced. The songs of the movie have become chartbusters and its trailers and posters have garnered positive response from the film goers. The makers, who shelled out a hefty sum on its publicity, have adopted several unique promotional strategies. All these factors had skyrocketed the viewers' curiosity and expectations prior its release.
Amidst the huge hype and expectations, Aagadu released in nearly 250 screens in the international market on September 18 and it is a record number for a Telugu movie. The film graced 1750+ threatres across India a day later, September 19. The screening of the movie started quite early at 4.00 am in many places across India. The film ran to packed houses in both single screens and multiples everywhere.
The makers of Aagadu made advance ticket booking available well in advance and the movie register huge amount of bookings for the first day not only in India, but also overseas. Besides posting a picture of fans crowd in a theatre, producer Ram Achanta tweeted, "#AAGADU Crowd In Dubai Theater.1600 Capacity Screen SoldOut For The First Time As Per Dubai Distributor Report."
Aagadu has registered 100% occupancy in both single screens and multiples across India in all the shows. The movie has collected approximately Rs 10.80 crores at the AP and Telangana Box Office on the first day. It has broken the records of Attarintiki Daredi in various regions like Nizam, Guntur, Godavari West, Bhimavaram, Ongole, USA and UAE.
Aagadu is an action comedy film and it has garnered mixed reviews from both film critics and movie buffs. Many viewers took to their Twitter pages to share their verdict on the movie. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Sushanth Reddy @sushanthreddy
I Quite enjoyed the first half... But inka Maa vaitla inka update avvala... Ee saari aa template kooda work out avvala.. #Aagadu
Shreya Annam @shreyaannam
The first half was AMAZING. It was really building up to something there...but that other half was not upto mahesh's standards. :( #Aagadu
Mahesh S Koneru @smkoneru
Except for Mahesh Babu's stylish screen presence,'Aagadu' is a very average film... Surprisingly, comedy didn't work in a Sreenu Vaitla movie.
#Aagadu Aagadu...Routine revenge drama...Worth watching once...Mahesh superuu and akadakada comedy good...Script lo depth missing...Eyyyy ... ok ok 1st half...Mahesh superuu and Game show episode highlight...2nd half lepali mari
#Aaagadu First Half Is OK with Racy screen play &Secnd Half Is very slow Comedy didnt work at all in the 2nd half .BO VERDICT: Belowavg
Ranjith Simha @_Bujji_
Just done the movie... My rating 3.75 out of 5.... One man show...mahesh mahesh mahesh...Anthey movie..#Aagadu
KSN Sarath Chandra @srinagasarath
Vytla Mark Entertainer. Babu slang and performance epudu chepede kumesadu. #Aagadu .
Sunil Kalyan @Sunil_Pspk
#GS (1st Half) + #DKD (2nd Half) = #Aagadu .. Below Avg Flick, Mahesh z d nly Saving grace.. Movie lovers Osari Chuseyachu
1st half konchem theda ga unna 2nd half bagunte cinema Hit avudhi.. idhi reverse lo undhi.. Cant Help #Aagadu
Hitesh P Kumar @hiteshzoomout
Sucesful GabbarSingh Formula(Ist Haf)+Failur Dukudu Frmula(II Half)=Parvaledu anipinchey #Aagadu Copy Cat Entratainer
#Aagadu 2.75/5 Its a out and out mahesh Show.His comedy timing and dialogues are just superb.But sreenu vytla disapointed with routine stuff