Tamil heroes like Rajinikanth and Surya enjoy a great following in the Telugu states. The movies of these star heroes do extremely well at the ticket counters if they come with the right content and impress the audience.
However, the market of Kollywood is heroes is comparatively very small when put up against Tollywood actors. Surprisingly, Tamil star hero, Vishal is proving this point wrong with his latest movie, Abhimanyudu, which is a Telugu dubbed version of Tamil super hit, Irumbu Thirai. The movie received rave reviews from Tamil critics, thanks to its new-age content and strong take on the current day technological advancements.
Abhimanyudu locked horns against the likes of Nagarjuna’s officer and Raj Tharun’s Raju Gadu. It is normal for anyone to think that these straight Telugu movies will easily beat the dubbed movie, but the reality is anything but that. The Nizam area trade reports suggest that Officers grossed Rs 28 lakhs on its first day while Raju Gadu minted close to Rs 19 lakhs. The interesting update is that Abhimanyudu collected a stunning sum of Rs 69 lakhs on its day of release. It looks like the disappointing word of mouth for officer and Rau Gadu came is acting against the box office numbers of these movies.
This makes it clear that a dubbed movie, Abhimanyudu(69 lakhs) collected more than the combined collections of 2 straight Telugu movies(Rs 47 lakhs)