Chiranjeevi has proved that he still is the megastar of Tollywood. The pre-release business of “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” is the third all-time highest business done for a Telugu film in Telugu states after “Baahubali 2” and “Saaho”.
In AP and Telangana, “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” has done nearly Rs 110 Cr. This is HUGE. The film is releasing during the Dussera holidays. So, it has a high chance of recovering the amount.
“Baahubali 2” did a pre-release business of Rs 130 Cr and “Saaho” did the business of Rs 115 Cr.
Slated for October 2nd release, “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” is directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan. The movie was sold for a non-recoverable amount in Nizam, Ceded, Uttarandhra, and Guntur areas. That means the distributors will own entirely the movie’s profits or losses in these areas.
The Nizam area is bagged for a whopping Rs 30 Cr. This fourth highest ever amount paid after “Baahubali” movies and “Saaho”. Similarly, the Ceded area was sold for a staggering amount of Rs 20 Cr. And in Uttarandhra, Megastar Chiranjeevi set an all-time record. The movie was sold for Rs 15 Cr. Not even “Baahubali 2” got such a high price. Megastar Chiranjeevi is the undisputed king of Uttrandhra.
The total area-wise pre-release business
Nizam – Rs 30 Cr
Ceded – Rs 20 Cr
UA – Rs 15 Cr
Guntur – Rs 12 Cr
East Godavari – Rs 10 Cr
West Godavari – Rs 8.50 Cr
Nellore – Rs 5 Cr
Total – Rs 110.50 Cr
“Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy” stars Chiranjeevi as the king Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. A period patriotic drama, the movie is Tollywood’s third most expensive film. It also features Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, Tamannah Bhatia, Vijay Sethupati and Sudeep in the lead roles. Music is given by Amit Trivedi.