Telugu actor Allu Arjun’s ‘Race Gurram’ has grossed box office collection of Rs. 40 crore, reaching the Bollywood club of block busters and leaving behind many telugu films.
With a total collection of Rs. 43.45 crore in 2 weeks, the film may break the records of Ram Charan Teja’s “Rachcha” film that grossed Rs. 45 crore in its third week. It is even set to overtake “Yevadu” collections at the current rate of box office collections, according to Andhraboxoffice.com.
The film, a total family entertainer, has become the best in Allu Arjun’s career, surpassing his last film “Julai”. Once it crosses Rs.50-crore club, the film will give Allu Arjun new status and image in Telugu film industry.
Meanwhile, today’s release Praveen Sataru-directed “Chandamama Kathalu” hit the screens. “The film was originally supposed to come out in March, but since we couldn’t get a good number of theatres, we had to postpone the release. The film has been locked for April 25 and it will release,” Chanakya Bhooneti, the film’s producer, told IANS.
Featuring Lakshmi Manchu, Aamani, Naresh, Krishnudu and Chaitanya Krishna, the film’s title is based on the children’s book “Chandamama”, which is the favourite of may generations in the past half a century.
“I grew up listening to Chandamama Kathalu. My grandmother used to read them to me and I fondly remember them for the collection of stories in them. I decided to name my film after the book because my story is about the day-to-day experiences of multiple characters,” director Praveen told IANS.
“There are multiple small stories in the larger story of my film. I thought this title would perfectly fit the bill, and therefore, I named it after the book”.
The release of five new films today may affect the screen count for “Race Gurram” and its box office collections this week but the film is on its way to cross Rs.50-crore target soon and reach the elite club of maximum box office hit among the Telugu films.
Otherwise, there will be five more releases early next month after which Rajinikanth’s “Vikramasimha” will hit the maximum number of screens on May 9.