The verdict is out. A modest-budgeted film featuring a young actor in the main role proved to be a resounding success at the Telugu box office during the Sankranthi season. The film, as you correctly surmised, is “Hanu Man”.
The films “Guntur Kaaram” starring Mahesh Babu, Nagarjuna’s “Naa Saami Ranga”, and Venkatesh’s 75th film “Saindhav” are the major releases during this Sankranthi season, while “Hanu Man” faced difficulties in getting a theatrical release. However, despite having a limited number of screens, “Hanu Man” garnered unanimous praise and positive reviews, ultimately surpassing all expectations and achieving blockbuster status.
“Hanu Man” successfully sold out tickets for all its shows in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, making it a profitable venture.
Hanu Man creates history in North America
Although “Guntur Kaaram” has amassed higher overall gross compared to “Hanu Man”, the revenue of the latter is equally substantial. “Hanu Man” achieved a significant milestone at the North American box office by earning a massive $3 million in a mere four days.
So far, only movies starring top stars such as Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, NTR, and Ram Charan have surpassed the $3 million mark in terms of box office earnings. For the first time, a movie devoid of a prominent actor has generated over $3 million in revenue and is currently striving to reach $4 million. This is a mega accomplishment for any Telugu film.
Hit in Hindi market
“Hanu Man” also achieved great success in the North Indian market. The film has already amassed a total of Rs 13 crore nett within a span of four days. Considering the scale of this film, it is a big success. It is expected to experience further growth in the upcoming days.
Ultimately, the true winner of Sankranthi season is “Hanu Man”.