Tollywood Superstar Mahesh Babu’s highly anticipated political thriller, ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ of 2018, has been making huge noise at the worldwide box-office, which released last Friday. The Siva Koratala-directed political drama has broken all the existing records by crossing Rs 100 crore mark in no time and now the film crossed Rs 125 crores mark at the box office in just four days of its run. With no dubbed versions in other languages, it is a huge number for a Telegu film.
Interestingly, Bharat Ane Nenu features at the number one position in the Comscore India weekend (20-22 April) top-20 provisional report for box-office collections taken from major cinema chains in the country. That is a place normally taken by Bollywood films.
The Mahesh Babu starrer has made its way to the top five highest-grossing Telugu films in the USA and has said to have minted a whopping $2, 468, 664 (Rs 16.30 crore) in three days, including premieres. Bharat Ane Nenu is also all set to break the records of Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu (number 4) and Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam (number 3), and emerge as the new number three in long run with only Baahubali 1 and 2.
Not only USA, the film is doing globally well and is being especially liked for Mahesh Babu’s performance. In Australia, the film has witnessed the best ever opening for a Telegu film after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, with an impressive A$ 339,133 (Rs 1.72 crore). Bharat Ane Nenu also has a great opening in the Gulf and select pockets in Europe, however, the numbers are not yet out.
After getting bad audience feedback for Mahesh Babu’s previous release Spyder, this time the Tollywood superstar struck a chord with the viewers, with Bharat Ane Nenu. The film carries good reports in its core areas- the two Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as per the Trade sources. Mahesh Babu starrer is said to have grossed around Rs 60 crore in both the states and another Rs 10 crore from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and smaller markets in the rest of India. Going by the trade, it’s clearly visible that Bharat Ane Nenu is all set to be the Mahesh Babu’s biggest hit in his career.
Helmed by Siva Koratala, the political drama (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 a pivotal role. Watch this space for further updates.