Mahesh Babu's recent blockbuster, Srimanthudu was premiered on television last week in Zee Telugu and the channel took it as a prestigious task to make it a grand success. The premiere witnessed the mad craze of the star.
Some of the die-hard fans of Mahesh performed special poojas to TV when Mahesh appeared on-screen and the pictures of lady fans offering aarthi to Mahesh took over the social networking sites by storm. Fans also celebrated the premiere by arranging special screens on roads.
According to the TRPs released today on TAM, Srimanthudu registered a TRP of 21.24 and made the channel stand top in the charts for the week. However, it failed to score a record for itself. Srimanthudu shattered almost all the Non-Baahubali records of 82 years of Telugu cinema and similarly it had settled for a position next to Baahubali on TV as well.
The film scored less than Baahubali, Magadheera and Sri Ramadasu and has to settle for the fourth place in the list of highest TRPs for Telugu films. On the other hand, Ram's Shivam, which was also premiered last week on television on the occasion of Diwali, has got 10.35 TRP. Apparently, Nagarjuna's Sriramadasu still holds the record for the highest TRP for a Telugu movie as it has got 24 TRP during its television premiere.
To know the top 10 highest TRPs for Telugu movies, which were released in the recent past, check out the slides below.
While Sri Ramadasu take the first place from the long time, Magadheera takes the second place with 22.7 TRP.
Baahubali and Srimanthudu takes the third and fourth places with 21.84 and 21.24 TRPs respectively.
Previous industry hit Attarintiki Daredi has got 19.04 TRP, which was also premiered in MAA TV.
Robo stands next with the TRP of 19 and it was premiered in Gemini.
Drishyam bagged the TRP of 18.61 and was premiered in Gemini.
One more Rajamouli film gets a place in the list. Eega made 17.72 TRP and was premiered in MAA TV.
Allu Arjun's Son of Satyamurthy gets 17.38 TRP and was premiered in MAA TV.
Dookudu was also premiered in MAA TV and has got 17.1 TRP.
Alludu Seenu has got 16.71 TRP and was premiered in Gemini.