Trade Pandits: 175 Cr and more than that
Film Industry: 225Cr
Rajni Fans: 350Cr
Without doubt, Rajnikant has great fan following in Andhra Pradesh too. But Shankar is a bigger brand than Rajni. Right from his maiden film, Gentleman, Shankar’s films are collected on part with the Tamil version. Films like Oke Okkadu, Boys and Aparachitudu are, in fact, grossed more in Andhra Pradesh than the Tamil versions did in Tamilnadu. He repeats his magic again with his most-hyped film, Robot, starring Rajnikant. regardless of all the confusion surrounding the movie’s release in Nizam, the film shattered many records. It collected Rs 3.75 Crores (share) in Nizam area in the just three days and ending up the second biggest opener in the history of Telugu cinema after Magadheera.
Rajamouli’s Magadheera collected about Rs 4 Crores in the first three days (share) in Nizam and Pawan Kalyan’s Jalsa’s figure is somewhere between 3.25 Crores to 3.40 Crores. Robot, on the other hand grossed, nearly 3.75 Crores. Which is just short of Magadheera’ s revenues. Had Sun Pictures publicized well and sold it off to a reputed producer/buyer, the movie would have definitely crossed Magadheera’s openings.
Not just in Nizam but also all over the Andhra Pradesh, Robot is opened with shattering collections. By far these are the best collections for any dubbed movie.
Negative talk, great collections
fascinatingly, most of the audiences who saw the film are not fully satisfied with the hype surrounding the movie. Majority of them are giving thumbs down to the movie’s content but are raving about its graphics. Despite that, collections are equal to any Telugu big star’s movies (Pawan, Mahesh, NTR, Ram Charan). This clearly establishes Shankar is no.1 director in South India as per as commercial movies are concerned.
It is high time that Shankar should make a straight Telugu film. We hope it happens soon.
Megastar Chiranjeevi is going to be directed by Shankar very soon is the latest gossip around Film Industry. Hope it works and there is one more rumor that he is directing 3-idiots in Telugu and Tamil Remake.