Mahesh Babu is indeed on a winning streak. The recent television premiere of Sarileru Neekevvaru has helped him beat the all-time record of Baahubali 2 and has pushed it to the second position. The action romantic thriller, directed by Anil Ravipudi, has broken all-time record for any Telugu movie with a TRP of 23.4. Looks like Mahesh's power-packed movi,e which had grabbed the attention of the audience through theatrical release and digital streaming on Amazon Prime, had cast its magic spell yet again on mini screen as well.
With the premiere of Mahesh's movie on Ugadi and that too for a prime time slot, Sarileru Neekevvaru has gained the attention of the audience for sure. Also, the nationwide lockdown due to the Coronavirus scare might have helped in earning more viewership. The telecast on Gemini TV had turned into a not so impressive one, thanks to its different background music and title heads. Mentioning it, as well as thanking the fans, the producer of the movie, Anil Sunkara tweeted, "Thank you guys. The next telecast will be even better with added scenes."
Well, taking a look at overall Tollywood's top 5 TRP ratings, SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2 has bagged the second position with a TRP of 22.7. Notably, Mahesh Babu's 2015 movie Srimanthudu, stands on the third position with a rating of 22.54. Allu Arjun's comedy action thriller Duvvada Jagannadham is on fourth position with a rating of 21.7 and the first installment of the Baahubali series, has bagged the fifth spot with 21.54 rating.
Tollywood Overall Top 5 TRP Ratings
1.Sarileru Neekevvaru - 23.4
2. Baahubali 2- 22.7
3. Srimanthudu -22.54
4. DJ- 21.7
5. Baahubali - 21.54
Also, looking at 2019 Tollywood movies' Top 5 TRP ratings, Mahesh Babu has marked the fourth spot on the list with his Maharshi with a rating of 9.2.
Coming back to Sarileru Neekevvaru, the movie released on 11 January 2020 and has Mahesh Babu essaying the role of an army officer. Bankrolled jointly by Mahesh Babu, Dil Raju and Anil Sunkara, the movie features Rashmika Mandanna, Raghu Babu, Jayaprakash Reddy, Vijayashanti, Rajeev, Prakash Raj and Bandla Ganesh in pivotal roles.