Megastar Chiranjeevi’s “Khaidi No 150” is undoubtedly the biggest kick start to the Telugu Cinema in 2017 and there is humongous Chiru fever everywhere, as the film is going to be released in less than 24 hours. Directed by V.V. Vinayak, the film is Chiranjeevi’s 150th film and it features Kajal Aggarwal as female lead opposite to him. With so much hype, fans hope that the film for sure is going to get huge opening day collections. As per the estimation, it would be approximately around Rs. 75 crores worldwide.
In Telugu industry, S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali” was the first film that has collected approximately Rs. 73 crores worldwide and fans are confident that Chiranjeevi’s much awaited comeback film will definitely break this record. Produced by Surekha Konidela with Ram Charan under their home banner Konidela Productions, the movie is made with a budget of approx Rs. 60 crores. It is already a well known thing that the film’s distribution rights have sold out for a whooping price of Rs. 103 crores worldwide. In the U.S., alone, the film is going to be released in around 225+ theaters and it is the first Telugu hero film to be released in these many screens.
When we look back, ever since Chiranjeevi made his entry into films, he stood as a trendsetter by giving the industry highest grossing films. He started the trend with “Khaidi” released in 1983, which grossed approx Rs. 4 crores share in one week and broke the earlier record set by “Premabhishekam” which collected approx Rs. 3.5 crores. From then, he had started ruling the industry and broke his own record with “Pasivadi Pranam” released in 1987 with a collection of Rs. 4.5 crores approx in just one week. In 1988, his film “Yamudiki Mogudu” surpassed the record by collecting a share of approx Rs. 5 crores at the box office. Though Balakrishna’s “Muddula Mavayya” had collected approx Rs. 5.5 crores, but Chiru has rewritten history by setting up another record with “Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari,” which released in 1990 and collected a share of approx Rs. 6 crores.
With “Gharana Mogudu,” released in 1992, Chiranjeevi became the first Indian actor to do a business of approx Rs. 10 crores, as earlier Venkatesh’s “Chanti” has only managed to get approx Rs. 9 crores at the box office. In 2002, his film “Indra” has collected a share of approx Rs. 33 crores and broke the record set by his brother Powerstar Pawan Kalyan’s Rs. 24 crores approx with “Kushi.” So, the fans are confident that “Khaidi No 150” also is going to break all the previous records.
We at thetelugufilmnagar.com are wishing the team a great success and hope it will gross huge collections at the box office.