Vinayak with another Mega Hero?

VV Vinayak was struck off by everyone after that massive disaster with Akhil – The Power of Jua. But then he made a stunning comeback with Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Prestigious 150th film, Khaidi No 150 which is on its way to become a non-Baahubali industry hit.

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The ace director may team up with Mega Prince Varun Tej for his next project. Nallamalapu Bujji who previously produced Lakshmi with Vinayak will be bankrolling this project on his Lakshmi Narasimha Productions Banner.

It has to be seen how this film will be placed because Varun Tej is currently busy with Mister and Fida. He also has a film with a newcomer Venky Atluri’s direction. More details of this project later!

Real Test Begins for Sankranthi Releases!

All the three Sankranthi releases – Khaidi No 150, Gautamiputra Satakarni and Shatamanam  had a dream run at the box office due to the festival holidays effect. Now that, the holidays are complete and the people are back to work, the real test for the movies will begin from today.

All the three Sankranthi releases are performing good at the USA Box-Office

The movie which is stable today is likely to have the long run. All the three movies have done exceptionally well beyond their range until now and will want to continue that for a couple of weeks at least.

On the other side, there is no competition for these films until the release of Suriya’s S3 which will hit the marquee on 26th of this month as Republic day special. Lets see what is in store for these films!

Khaidi No 150 First Weekend Collections

Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Prestigious 150th film, Khaidi No 150 has completed its first weekend run at the box office. The movie has got a stunning opening in the festive weekend and revealed that Chiranjeevi is still in the hearts of Telugu Audience. Here is the breakup of Khaidi No 150 First Weekend Collections:

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Nizam 11.87 Crore
Ceeded 8.58 Crore
Uttarandhra 7.5 Crore
East 5.32 Crore
West 4.19 Crore
Krishna 3.34 Crore
Guntur 4.67 Crore
Nellore 2.03 Crore
AP+Nizam 47.51 Crore
USA 8.58 Crore
Karnataka 7.01 Crore
ROI 1.01 Crore
ROW 3.05 Crore
Total WW 67.25 Crore

 

Sankranthi releases shine at the USA Box-Office

Three sankranthi films, Khaidi No 150, Gautamiputra Satakarni & Shatamanam Bhavati are minting money at the USA Box-Office. Not only in USA, but all these three films have earned exceptional numbers in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Karnataka states too.

To begin with, Megastar Chiranjeevi made a grand comeback into the films with Khaidi No 150. This film started with a bang in USA and collected $ 1,923,764 [₹ 13.11 cr] by the end of Saturday. Trade analysts are predicting that Khaidi No 150 has got the potential to cross $3 million mark.

All the three Sankranthi releases are performing good at the USA Box-Office
All the three Sankranthi releases are performing good at the USA Box-Office

For the first time in his career, Nandamuri Balakrishna’s film has entered into the million dollar club. Gautamiputra Satakarni has got critical acclaim and the film collected a total of $ 1,015,237 [₹ 6.92 cr] by the end of Saturday. Though this film got released one day after ‘Khaidi No 150’, GPSK is performing better than Chiranjeevi’s film at the overseas box-office, in terms of daily numbers.

Dil Raju’s Shatamanam Bhavati got released one day earlier in USA and the film started with a positive mouth talk & reviews. By the end of Saturday, ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ collected a total of $ 277,292 [₹ 1.89 cr], which is a great start.

So, all these three Sankranthi films have dominated the USA box-office and they have out numbered the other Hindi & Tamil releases in the North America.

Chiranjeevi’s Next gets a Muhurtham Date

Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Prestigious 150th film, Khaidi No 150 has opened to a massive opening at the box office. The actor had already decided upon his next project. Surender Reddy who delivered a success with Ram Charan’s Dhruva will be directing this film.

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Chiranjeevi with Charan

 

The film will have its launch on March 27th and will start rolling very soon after that. Mega Power Star Ram Charan will be producing the film on his Konidela Production Banner.

It may be known to our readers that Ram Charan produced Khaidi No 150 as well. Before starting the film, Chiranjeevi will complete the shoot of the remaining episodes of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.

Khaidi No 150 Movie Review

Cast: Chiranjeevi, Kajal Agarwal, Ram Charan (cameo), Allu Arjun (cameo) and Others

Direction: VV Vinayak

Dialogues: Parchuri Brothers and Sai Madhav Burra

Producer: Ram Charan

Production House: Konidela Production Company

Music: Devi Sri Prasad

Cinematographer: Rathnavelu

Release Date: January 11th, 2017

Story: 

Kathi Seenu (Chiranjeevi) is a crook who escapes from jail and tries to flee out of the country. But then, one day, he comes across an accident and helps the man who is at the receiving end only to find out that the latter Shankar is an exact photocopy of his own looks. Seenu cleverly sends him to jail in his place and take his place to mint more money. But then Shankar’s life leads Seenu to the misery of farmers. Seenu decides to take up the issues and fight on the behalf of the farmers. What happens next in the story forms the rest

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Performances:

Megastar Chiranjeevi is back to his familiar turf and manages to bring back the memories of the Olden days. His screen presence, comedy timing, performance, impeccable dialogue delivery and stunning dance moves are intact to stir the nostalgia in fans. He looks a bit overweight in some places but then that we should let go given the age factor. Chiranjeevi enthralled in the emotional scenes as well.
Kajal is gorgeous and surprisingly, their pair did not look odd. But then her presence in the movie is very limited. Tarun Arora, the villain in the film appeared as the weak link in the movie as he could not match Chiranjeevi. There are no proper confrontational scenes between them. Ram Charan’s cameo in the last song works big time.
Technical Performances:
Kaththi is a serious subject and director VV Vinayak tweaked it with some mass masala elements to fit into the image of Chiranjeevi. The makers are more focused on the fans service and nostalgia in the first half with the extended Veena Step, Shoelace tying moves and mass fights etc. So, fans will be loving the first half while the common audience will find it barely average. The problems of the farmers are showcases well but then the solution for the problem in the climax looked cliched also we get the feel that the climax is slow and stretched beyond a point. The story is pretty normal without much surprises and twists.
As said earlier, Vinayak does an okay job with the remake project. Devi Sri Prasad’s songs like Ammadu Kummudu and Raththalu worked on screen due to Chiranjeevi’s dance moves. Background score took the movie to the next level. Rathnavelu’s cinematography showcases Chiranjeevi in best possible way. Dialogues by Parchuri Brothers and Sai Madhav worked well in some places and found to be too much at other places. Production Values of Konidela Production Company are top notch. Editing should have been better in the second half.
Plus Points:
Chiranjeevi Nostalgia
Ammadu and Raththalu Song
Ram Charan Cameo
Minus Points:
Slow Second Half
Stretched Climax
Final Say:
Unlike the original, Khaidi No 15 is more about the nostalgia and fans service with several Chiranjeevi mark mass masala elements. Fans will enjoy it thoroughly. The movie will be an okay watch even to the normal audience.
TollywoodAndhra Rating: 3/5

Very Huge Opening for Khaidi No 150

Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Prestigious 150th film, Khaidi No 150 is all set for a grand release tomorrow across the globe. Huge will be an understatement for the response to the advance booking of the movie.

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The movie is expected to earn anywhere between 23 to 25 Crore Share in AP and Nizam alone. The movie is likely to set up First Record in Uttarandhra, East, West and Nellore due to the huge hires and release.

First Day Record in Krishna and Guntur also have good chances. It has to be seen if there is going to be a record in the crucial Nizam and Ceeded areas. The movie has got a similar craze in Karnataka and Overseas as well.

Venkatesh Teaming up with Chiranjeevi and Balayya

Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Prestigious 150th film, Khaidi No 150 and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Landmark 100th film, Gautamiputra Satakarni are brandishing swords at Sankranthi Box Office. But then there is going to be a common factor in both the films.

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Both Khaidi No 150 and Gautamiputra Satakarni will be carrying a new Teaser of Victory Venkatesh’s Guru and the Teaser will be played in the interval of the films. Since both the movies will occupy the maximum number of theaters, Guru will get good visibility.

Buzz is that the movie may release on April 7th as Summer Special. The movie is the official remake of Saala Khadoos which deals with the relationship between a boxing coach (R. Madhavan) and his student, played by debutante Ritika Singh.

Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu Finally to Begin

Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Prestigious 150th film, Khaidi No 150 is all set for a grand release tomorrow. On the other side, his Television debut, Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu will begin telecast from 30th of this month.

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Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu was to begin telecast for Dussehra last year but then Chiranjeevi held the telecast as he wants his comeback film to release first. Some episodes of the show are already complete.

Nagarjuna really brought beauty and elegance to the show as the carried out the hosting with grace. It will be really a big challenge for Chiranjeevi to put up a better performance than Nagarjuna in the show.

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Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Prestigious 150th film, Khaidi No 150 is all set for a grand release on January 11th as Sankranthi Special. Already the Boss is Back euphoria is gripping the entire Telugu community across the globe.

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Chiranjeevi met the press a little while ago for the movie promotions and revealed about his future plans. “Two scripts which I listened for my 150th film are very interesting. One is Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy and the other is a script by Surender Reddy. One of this will be used for my next film,” Chiranjeevi said.

Chiranjeevi has more or less quit politics and is concentrating on reviving his career like how it is prior to Praja Rajyam days. He already announced that he will continue to do films going further.