Junior NTR's latest outing Rabhasa, which released in theatres across the globe on August 29, has garnered an earth-shattering response all over the world on the eve of Ganesh Chathurthi festival. Having made fantastic collection at the Box Office on the first day, the Bellamkonda Suresh-produced movie has turned out to be the biggest opener of 2014, the second biggest opener for NTR and third all time biggest opener.
Rabhasa is one of the highly-anticipated and most hyped Telugu movies of the year. The film has been creating positive buzz ever since director Santosh Srinivas announced it. Though its makers have had enough amount of publicity for it, its promos have created lot curiosity for it. In addition, the movie has registered huge amount of advance ticket booking. So trade experts predicted it to start with a bang.
Considering the viewers' curiosity for Rabhasa, the makers started the screening of the film as early as from 4 am on Friday in many centres in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. NTR mania was seemed to be at it peaks with the theatres witnessing unprecedented crowd outside as well as inside the theatres in the early morning. The movie ran to packed houses everywhere down South.
Rabhasa witnessed same amount crowd in all matinee, afternoon, evening and night shows. Released in more than 800 screens, the movie has collected Rs 8.85 crores at the Telangana and AP Box Office on the first day. Its area-wise breakup is Rs 2.55 cr in Nizam, Rs 1.90 cr In Ceeded, Rs 1.19 cr in Guntur, Rs 90 lakhs in East Godavari, Rs 75 lakhs in Vizag, Rs 60 lakhs in Krishna, Rs 57 lakhs in West Godavari and Rs 39 lakhs in Nellore.
The Junior NTR, Samantha and Pranitha starrer has released in 125 screens in Karnataka, 60+ screens in Tamil Nadu, 90+ screens in Mumbai and other parts of North India, 95+ screens in the USA and 55+ screens other international markets. The makers of Rabhasa are yet to reveal the numbers of all these centres. Trade experts feel that its total collection on its opening day is likely to be Rs 12.55 crores.
Trade experts predicted that Rabhasa would witness downfall in its collection on Saturday as it is a working day. As predicted, the movie did drop, but not up to that extent. The movie has made a decent business. On its second day, it has collected approximately Rs 6.5 crore at the Box Office, taking its AP collection to Rs 15.35 croress.
Rabhasa has got mixed reviews and decent ratings from the film critics. We bring you some critics continue to read them in the slideshow.