Mahesh Babu star Telugu film Sarkaru Vaari Paata has earned over ₹100 crore worldwide in just two days, becoming only the third Indian film to achieve the feat in the post-pandemic era. Interestingly, both of the other films that have achieved this are non-Bollywood titles – RRR and KGF: Chapter 2. The film also features Keerthy Suresh. Also read: Sarkaru Vaari Paata Review: Mahesh Babus Movie Controls All Boxes for a Commercial Entertainer
Sarkaru Vaari Paata was released in theaters on Thursday, May 12. On Saturday, film trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan tweeted that it has entered the ₹100-billion club in just two days. His tweet read, “Sarkaru Vaari Paata comes in ₹100 cr club in just 2 days. Day 1 – ₹ 75.21 kr. Day 2 – ₹ 27.50 kr. Total – ₹ 102.71 kr. Strong grip. “
Trade analysts have predicted that the daily gross value will go higher on the third and fourth day, given that they fall on a weekend. The film is also expected to sail through ₹200-million marks as well. Sarkaru Vaari Paata plays Mahesh Babu as a loan agent. The action thriller is a masala entertainer with doses of romance as well as comedy. It marks the first collaboration between the two main roles and also Mahesh’s first film with director Parasuram.
The Hindustan Times review of the film read: “Sarkaru Vaari Paata is the kind of film that works when it lets Mahesh Babu have a lot of fun with his character. It keeps pretty much the same tone throughout the film, but in the few moments when it wants to be taken seriously, it falters. “
Days before the film’s premiere, Mahesh made headlines when he said that Bollywood could not afford him. “I may sound arrogant, but I got a lot of offers in Hindi. But I think they can not afford me. I do not want to waste my time. The star status and love I have here at the Telugu cinema I have never thought to go “I’ve always thought I’m going to make movies here and they’ll get bigger, and my faith is coming true now. I can not be happier,” he told Indian Express.
But the actor later made it clear that he was only joking half and his comments were “blown out of proportion”. But his statement started a debate with many who supported and others opposed him. Filmmakers Mukesh Bhatt, Boney Kapoor and Ram Gopal Varma, as well as actor Kangana Ranaut have all weighed in on the issue.
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