February 2021 is a month that the Telugu industry would not forget. It is this month that brought the theatrical business back to its glory. This is also the same period that has now normalized the hiked ticket prices in the theaters. Rs 200 in multiplexes across the Telugu states has become the norm now. No wonder the collections look fatter now for even small-budgeted movies.
30 films (straight and dub) hit the screens this month. Only three had tasted the success. But the roaring business that ‘Uppena’ had done was enough for the exhibitors to feel happy. It is continuing to draw the collections despite the onset of new releases.
Here are the three films that have worked at the ticket window in February 2021.
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Uppena – Mega Blockbuster
Starring newcomers – Vaishnav Tej and Krithi Shetty in the lead roles, ‘Uppena’ has struck a chord with the majority of the youngsters. Devi Sri Prasad’s terrific soundtrack was the main reason for its massive success besides Krithi Shetty’s beauty and the lead pair’s chemistry.
Director Buchi Babu, who earlier worked with Sukumar, has mixed elements from several films that include ‘Rangasthalam’, and ‘Sairaat’. Critics were not impressed with the Deja Vu sequences, but his packaging mesmerized the audience.
The film will cross Rs 50 crore share worldwide.
Naandhi – Hit
The success of Allari Naresh’sNaandhi’ came as a surprise. For, Naresh was going through a rough phase for many years. None had hopes on its box-office potential. But the film got good reviews from critics. It picked up the collections from the second day. It has become a good hit.
Zombie Reddy – Hit
Publicized as the first zombie comedy in Telugu cinema, ‘Zombie Reddy’ took good openings. The openings were so strong that it has recovered its cost in the first three days itself. The film is a decent hit.
Sumanth’s ‘Kapatadhaari’, Vishal’s ‘Chakra’ and Jagapathi Babu’s ‘FCUK’ are the films that tanked at the box-office massively. Nithin’s latest release, Check, is also underperforming.