South star Chiranjeevi has struck gold at the Box Office with his latest release Khaidi No. 150. The movie has become the first Tollywood movie to earn Rs 50 crore at the global Box Office, a feat that remains a distant dream for many. According to reports, the movie minted close to Rs 30 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana regions alone and over Rs 9 crore in the US markets.
The film was released in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday in around 1400 screens.
On the day of its release, Khaidi No. 150 broke the record of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali when it earned Rs Rs 23.24 crore. On the first day of release, Baahubali had earned Rs 22.4 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the movie’s collection:
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 12, 2017
The numbers are a proof that Chiranjeevi is still loved by fans though he was absent from the silver screen for ten long years. His comeback movie also suggests that his stardom cannot be challenged. Despite being a remake of a Tamil blockbuster, the film has been praised for the megastar’s action scenes and punch dialogues.
Khaidi No. 150 is a tribute to Chiranjeevi, who would be doing his 150th film. It also marks the end of Chiranjeevi’s nine-year-long break from the big screen. His last movie, Shankar Dada Zindabad—the Telugu remake of Bollywood film Munnabhai MBBS—was released in 2007.
The movie stars Kajal Aggarwal, Tarun Arora, Ali and Tanikella Bharani. The action entertainer is all set to create new records at the Telugu Box Office as well.