Post the heavy rush of biggies in the festive season of Sankranthi, it is often a dry period for Telugu movie releases, in February. Apparently, there was also this myth that films would rarely work in the month of February. In fact, the stats of the last 15 years will leave you amazed and might push you into believing the much publicized 'February jinx'.
Also, since February is popularly known as a 'no-holiday-month',
movie releases during this period stand a rare chance. However,
there are a few unexpected blockbusters in Feb, which kicked the
butt of the so-called jinx. Go through the slides below to
have a look at the films, which turned out to be major hits even
when released in Feb.
Kshemanga Velli Labhamga Randi
Kshemanga Velli Labhamga Randi, which is an out and out comedy
entertainer, was released on 4 Feb 2000 marking an unexpected super
hit in the month.
The film marks one of the biggest hits of Mahesh Babu's career
and it was released in the year 2001, on 16 Feb.
Another film, which ran up to 100 days in theaters, was Tarun
and Sneha starrer Priyamaina Neeku. The movie released on 11 Feb
Venkatesh and Katrina Kaif's Mallishwari, still remains one of
the most loved entertainers in Telugu and it was released on 18 Feb
On the same day in the consecutive year, Venkatesh bagged
another hit with the film Sankranthi. The movie released on 18 Feb
Ye Maya Chesave
It is a shocking fact that post 2005, Feb witnessed a super hit
only in the year 2010. Ye Maya Chesave, released on 26 February
2010, was a blockbuster, which boosted the careers of both Samantha
and Naga Chaitanya.
After almost 14 consecutive flops, Nithin bagged a blockbuster
with Ishq, which changed his fate forever. The film released on 24
Mirchi remains one of the biggest blockbusters in the career of
Prabhas and Anushka and the movie released on 8 Feb
Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju
MMIRR was an unexpected hit, which released on 6 Feb
Temper, which released on 13 Feb 2015, not only gave an image
makeover for NTR, but has also pushed his box office stamina close
to 50 Cr mark. NTR roared in Temper, with an interesting character
On the other hand, we are past the first week of February, still
waiting for a film to register its name in the list of super hit
February releases. Though Speedunnodu, starring Bellamkond
Srinivas released amidst a good buzz, it failed to create any
Now, the box-office is on its wait to have a hit this year too,
while Nani's Krishnagaadi Veera Prema Gadha, Aadhi's
Garam, Sunil's Krishnashmati and Vishnu's
Sarda are lined up for release, in the
We have to wait and see, whether any of these releases will enter the élite list of February hits or would just give another chance for the industry to believe in the super hyped myth about the month. It won't take too long though.