Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu‘s highly anticipated political thriller, ‘Bharath Ane Nenu’ of 2018 was welcomed in cinema halls (on April 20, 2018) with mass hysteria and celebrations galore. The film, which was made on budget of Rs 75 crore, released in over 2000 screens worldwide and saw a massive advance booking for the weekend. Mahesh Babu’s film has worked its magic at the box office and has become the fastest Telugu film to enter the Rs 100 crore club after Prabhas starrer Baahubali franchise. In Telugu-speaking states, the film is believed to have minted Rs 40 crore on its opening day, apart from the Rs 16.25 crore it made in international markets.
Bharat Ane Nenu has stormed the box-office both domestic and overseas. The film has taken the number 1 spot in just two days as per the Chennai Box office report and has surpassed Ram Charan’s ‘Rangasthalam’ at the Chennai box-office, while at the overseas box-office, the film has already minted $ 2 million and has performed really well in countries like the US (collected $1,397,657) and Australia (entered the top five charts).
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his micro-blogging site to write, “Telugu film #BharatAneNenu storms into TOP 5 charts in AUSTRALIA… Today [Sun; Day 3], it will emerge the SECOND HIGHEST OPENER – 2018, after #Padmaavat [note: opening weekend biz]… Fri A$ 168,194 Sat A$ 116,017 / 38 locations Total: A$ 284,211 [₹ 1.44 cr] #BAN @Rentrak (sic).” ALSO READ: Mahesh Babu Starrer Bharat Ane Nenu To Be Dubbed In Hindi, Confirms Filmmaker
Helmed by Siva Koratala, the film (set in an undivided Andhra Pradesh) explores the rise of a youngster in the political circle and features Mahesh Babu as the chief minister of the state. The film, which is Mahesh Babu’s second collaboration with Siva, also features Kiara Advani, who is making her Tollywood debut with ‘BAN’, in the pivotal role. Watch this space for further updates.