New Year for Tollywood started off with a bang with both Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun setting the cash registers ringing during the Sankranti season. As soon as the Pongal fever came to end, things began to go downhill for the Telugu film industry as not even one notable film impressed the audience. Here is the list of the films and their collections which explains the verdict given by the audience.
'Entha Manchivaadavu Ra' which released in between two big releases went completely unnoticed. The film did a pre-release business of 9.2 crores which means all it needs is to get around 10 crores to get into the safe zone and the film just earned 6.94 crores. It resulted in 2.26 crores of loss for the buyers ended up being a flop.
Ravi Teja's 'Disco Raja' which released during the Republic Day weekend did a pre-release business of 19.2 crores but it brought back only 7.81 crores. This means, around 11.4 crores were lost by the distributors. This film which gained good buzz with its teasers and songs turned as a big disaster.
Even Naga Shaurya's 'Aswathama' which released on 31st January ended up with a loss of 1.67 crores. it was sold for 7.5 crores but the returns were just 4.88 crores which made it a flop. Though the talk was encouraging, people did not show interest in showing up at the theatres.
Sharwanand and Samantha's 'Jaanu' got a good response from the critics. But the poor promotions from the critics pushed the film into a disaster zone. It did a theatrical business of 18.52 crores but the losses are expected to be around 10.82 crores which means it did not even earn half of its investment.
Valentine's Day release, 'World Famous Lover' starring Vijay Devarakonda, Raashi Khanna, Aishwarya Rajesh, and others was expected to wonders at the box-office. Buyers believed in the film and bought in for nearly 30 crores. It collected only 9 crores in 4 days and it may not pick up because of the disastrous talk it got. The losses are expected to be quite heavy as Nithiin's 'Bheeshma' is gearing up for release on 21st February.