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 2001.
Venkatesh and Katrina Kaif's Mallishwari, still remains one of the most loved entertainers in Telugu and it was released on 18 Feb 2004.
On the same day in the consecutive year, Venkatesh bagged another hit with the film Sankranthi. The movie released on 18 Feb 2005.
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 Feb 2012.
Mirchi remains one of the biggest blockbusters in the career of Prabhas and Anushka and the movie released on 8 Feb 2013.
Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju
MMIRR was an unexpected hit, which released on 6 Feb 2015.
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 sketch.
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 impact.
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 month.
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.