There's no denying that 2018 was a pretty terrible year for Sai Dharam Tej. The 'Supreme Hero' suffered a big setback when Inttelligent opened to a lukewarm response at the box office and failed to impress critics. Post that, he returned to the big screen with Tej I Love You which proved to be a bigger disappointment and sank without a trace. At present, SDT is in the limelight due to his latest film Chitralahari which released on Friday (April 12, 2019). Now, its first weekend report is out and it seems that Chitralahari has fared than expected.
A Good First Weekend
According to reports, Chitralahari managed to collect a 3-day share of Rs 59.59 lakh in the Krishna District and ended its first weekend on a respectable note. The film seems to have benefited big time due to the summer break.
Majili Slows Down
The Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni starrer Majili, which released on April 5, 2019, is still going strong at the box office. However, it has slowed down a bit which has indirectly benefited Chitralahari.
SDT Reigns Supreme In The US!
Chitralahari has also exceeded expectation in the US and beat Jawaan to emerge as SDT's highest grossing film in the market. Needless to say, this is a big feat which is bound to sends Mega fans into a state of frenzy.
The WOM Is Mixed
The general feeling is that Chitralahari is a pretty mediocre film which is letdown big time because of lousy writing and underwhelming direction. However, at the same time, some fans have said that SDT is quite good in Chitralahari and delivered the best performance of his career. As such, the WOM is mixed and this might create a problem for the movie in the long run.
Chitralahari is likely to have a relatively decent run for a few more days. However, it might slow down once Jersey hits screens on April 19, 2019. Either way, Chitralahari has exceeded expectations and virtually saved Sai Dharam Tej's career. Enough said!