Kannada magnum opus KGF withYash in the lead, hit the screens on December 21, 2018 and opened to a thunderous response at the box office. It also impressed the critics big time, emerging as the pride of Sandalwood. The Prashanth Neel directorial also made an impact in the Telugu states despite releasing alongside Padi Padi Leche Manasu and Antariksham 9000 KMPH. Now, nearly two months after its release, KGF has ended its run in the Telugu states.
KGF AP And TS Closing Box Office Collections
According to a leading website, KGF collected Rs 12.27 crore share at the AP and TS box office and emerged as a big winner. The film did pretty well in the Nizam and Ceded markets, collecting Rs 4.80 crore and Rs 2.40 crore, respectively.
A Big Hit
KGF's theatrical rights in the AP and TS market are valued at Rs 5 crore. Given his exceptional performance, KGF has turned out to be a highly profitable venture for all concerned. The general feeling is that it is going to be quite difficult for any other Kannada film to experience such success in the Telugu states again.
The SS Rajamouli Connect
Director SS Rajamouli had praised KGF prior to its release, saying that he was 'blown away' by its brilliance. He had also praised Yash and highlighted how he became a big star despite coming from a simple background. The Baahubali director's praise added to the buzz surrounding the Telugu version of KGF and helped it beat the competition.
The blockbuster response to KGF in AP And TS has made Yash hot property in the Telugu industry. Many fans are dying to see him do a straight Telugu movie and add a new dimension to his career. In fact, some time ago, it was even rumoured that the 'Rocking Star' would be seen playing a negative role in RRR. However, Yash soon made it clear that he was not even approached for the movie. Either way, the buzz is that he will eventually make his Tollywood debut in a grand fashion.
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