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Chiranjeevi is in the spotlight

The much-loved Chiranjeevi is in the spotlight because of his latest release Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which opened to a solid response at the ticket window on Wednesday (October 2, 2019). It collected around Rs 53 crore on Day 1, proving its mettle. The period-drama did fairly well on Thursday (October 3) and Friday (October 4) as well, proving that Chiru is still the ‘Boss’ of Tollywood. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy showed good growth on Saturday (October 5), collecting a share of around Rs 10 crore at the worldwide box office.

Sye Raa is on fire at the AP and TS box office, much to the delight of ‘Mega’ fans. On Saturday, it reportedly collected a share of around Rs 7 crore in the Telugu states, staying strong. It is doing decent business in Karnataka. However, the film has underperformed in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy has proved to be a dud in the Hindi belt. The film started on an okayish note but failed to show much growth. Many feel that it struggled to make an impact as it released alongside the Bollywood biggie War, featuring heartthrobs Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the lead.

The consensus seems to be that Sye Raa Narasimha is a fabulous attempt at storytelling that works because of its patriotic theme and Chiranjeevi’s terrific performance. As such, the WOM is positive, which might help the film in the long run.