Friday saw the release of Telugu film Winner at the Telugu Box Office. Directed by Gopichand Malineni of Don Seenu and Pandaga Chesko, the film features Sai Dharam Tej and Dhruva fame Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. Winner also marks the Telugu debut of Thakur Anoop Singh, the main antagonist of the recent Suriya film Singam 3.

On its opening day, Winner has taken a flying start at the Telugu Box Office. The Mega Alludu starrer has recorded excellent collections throughout the opening day and minted a good Rs 7.30 crore from the Telugu speaking locations with maximum collections have arrived from Nizam and Andhra Pradesh.

Winner also did a reasonable business not only from the Indian markets but from overseas as well, by raking in Rs 1.75 crore on Friday. The total opening day collection of Winner is Rs 9.05 crore which is huge considering the medium budget of the film.

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Winner
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With this, Winner is now the biggest opener of Sai Dharam Tej ‘s career. The film also emerged as the third biggest Telugu opener of 2017 after megastar Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi No 150 and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Gautamiputra Satakarni.

The film also stars Jagapati Babu, Mukesh Rishi, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Vennela Kishore, Pruthviraj and Kshanam fame Anasuya Bharadwaj.

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Winner
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Meanwhile, with Winner, lead actress Rakul Preet Singh will be looking for her fourth hit in a row at the Tollywood Box Office. The Yaariyan star’s previous three Telugu releases, Nannaku Prematho, Sarrainodu and the 2016 December release, Dhruva were big hits at the Telugu Box Office.