Mahesh babu-starrer “aagadu” never stopped minting money at the box office as enters 5th Day riding high on collections of Rs.45 crore in total including domestic and overseas collection in the first 3 days while the fourth day collections are still expected to remain in the same range.
The film released by Eros International & 14 Reels’ Telugu was released on Friday in India and on Thursday in the US market and it was able to collect Rs 30 crore in domestic box office while Rs 15 crore overseas collections are reported so far. However, it is less than the record set by Pawan Kalyan’s “Attarintiki Daredi” which was Rs.50 crore in the first weekend.
Apart from Mahesh Babu, the film directed by Sreenu Vaitla featured Tamanna Bhatia in lead role, Sonu Sood as the villain and Shruti Haasan in a special dance number. The music was composed by S. Thaman and it marks his 50th film as a music composer. The dubbed versions of the film were released in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam too in 2000 screens all over India and abroad.
However, Aagadu has failed to beat Pawan Kalyan’s “Attarintiki Daredi”, last year’s blockbuster. Bollywood Hungama reported that the film Aagadu “records blockbuster opening weekend box office of Rs. 45 crores worldwide (Rs. 30 cr India & Rs. 15 cr overseas).”
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— Bollywood Hungama (@Bollyhungama) September 24, 2014
Director Sreenu Vaitla was, however, happy about the response to his film “Aagadu” when he told the media: “After Dookudu, I thought of showcasing Mahesh in a new way by infusing his role with adequate entertainment. The film is totally driven by the character of Mahesh, set in a rustic backdrop. I ensured that every scene in the film has some entertainment value and I’m glad that the response is fantastic.”
About criticism of overusing parodies and spoofs in the film, he said, “I was the one who started the trend of spoofs and parodies in films… as long as people love my style of entertainment, nothing will deter me and I will not stop making such stuff.”