Chiranjeevi, the resident 'Boss' of Telugu cinema, is in the spotlight because of his latest release Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which arrived in theatres on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2), opening well at the box office. Thereafter, it witnessed a drop in collections but remained strong nonetheless. Now, it seems that Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy had a good first Sunday, emerging as the top pick of movie buffs. According to reports, it collected around Rs 9.5 crore at the worldwide box office yesterday (October 6), giving 'Mega' fans a reason to rejoice.
Killing It In The Telugu States
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy continued its good run at the AP/TS box office, collecting around Rs 7 crore on Day 5. The final figure might be higher if the offline sales are up to the mark. Sye Raa is doing decent business in Karnataka, however, it is a disaster in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
A Dud In Hindi
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy has proved to be a disaster of epic proportions in the Hindi belt. The Hindi dubbed version never took off due to competition from the Bollywood biggie War. The lacklustre promotions too took a toll on its performance.
Overseas Box Office Update
Sye Raa has made a solid impact in the overseas market. It is set to cross USD 2 Million at the US/Canada box office, which bears testimony to Chiranjeevi's popularity.
The Road Ahead…
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is likely to stay strong on Monday (October 7) as it is a holiday on account of Ayudha Pooja. In fact, some insiders feel that its Day 6 figures are going to be higher than expected. All in all, Chiranjeevi is on the verge of delivering yet another hit.
What’s Next For Chiranjeevi?
With Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy winning hearts, Chiranjeevi is set to turn his attention to Chiru 152, to be directed by Koratala Siva. The film, featuring Chiranjeevi in the role of a Naxalite, will most probably go on floors in a month or two.