Prolonged lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cinema theaters had remained shut for nearly ten months. Thanks to the releases of Sankranthi 2021 movies, the Telugu film industry has finally seen a resurgence. The theaters have seen a good turn up of audiences, giving hope to the theatrical business.
Of the four movies, Ravi Teja’s ‘Krack’ has emerged as a true blockbuster. The film’s collections are also pretty good on Monday.
1. Krack – Blockbuster
Ravi Teja starrer ‘Krack’ has done exceptional business despite initial release problems and later competition from other releases. It, however, is the only hit in all areas.
Directed by Gopichand Malineni, it featured Shruti Haasan, Samuthirakani, and Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar. Critics gave an average rating terming it as a movie made for mass audiences. The ‘Vetapalem’ fight sequence, ‘Ongolu’ bus stand fight, and Shruti Haasan’s twist have clicked with the audiences.
Check Our Review: Krack Review: Mass potlam Biryani
2. Red – Avg
After registering good openings, Ram starrer ‘Red’ has seen a drop in collections. Due to the strong initial openings, ‘Red’ may end up as an average grosser.
The film is an official Telugu remake of the Tamil thriller, Thadam. Directed by Kishore Tirumala, it received lukewarm reviews.
Check Our Review: Red Review: Not gripping enough
3. Master – Avg
Vijay starrer ‘Master’ had taken bumper openings on its first day. But mixed talk and poor ratings have not helped the film later. It saw a drop in collections later. Due to its terrific collection on the first day, the distributors have recovered their investments. It can be termed a profitable film, despite being an ‘average grosser’.
Check Our Review: Master Review: A plodding mass movie!
4. Alludu Adhurs – Flop
We gave ‘Alludu Adhurs’ a rating of 1.5/5. In other words, it is a movie that induces a headache. The audiences have also given thumbs down to it. It is a disaster in all areas.
Check Our Review: Alludu Adhurs Review: Nonsensical fare
The Telugu film industry is quite elated with the fact that the audiences have returned to the theaters. The business has given hope to the industry. If the vaccination drive becomes a success, and the COVID-19 scare goes off the minds, there will be no stopping for the theatrical revenue.