And in 2021, ‘Akhanda’, directed by Boyapati, received the mark of Rs.100 crores. Gross collected Rs.133 crore worldwide. So Balayya means ‘Akhanda’ one count before and then one count after that. The proof of this is the first day collection of ‘Veerasimha Reddy’. It is remarkable that Balayya collected the amount collected in the complete run of his previous films with the film ‘Veerasimha Reddy’ on the first day. With this blow, apart from megastar Chiranjeevi, Balayya has crossed the first day collection of Tamil star heroes Vijay and Ajith Kumar.
‘Veerasimha Reddy’ grossed more than Rs.50 crore worldwide on the first day. The trade circles were also surprised to see this number. Because ‘Varisu’ and ‘Tunivu’ which were released in Tamil a day before the release of ‘Veerasimha Reddy’ (January 12) failed to collect Rs.50 crore gross on the first day. Warisu collected gross of Rs.47 crores on the first day..Tunivu grossed Rs.41 crores. Chiranjeevi’s ‘Waltheru Veeraya’ which was released yesterday also failed to cross the Rs 50 crore mark. This movie has grossed Rs.49.5 crores.
All in all, Balayya had the upper hand on the first day of the Sankranti race. However, on the second day, the collections of ‘Veerasimha Reddy’ fell heavily. According to trade sources, only 30 percent of the amount collected on the first day was collected on the second day. But, today it is said that the bookings of two movies ‘Veerasimha Reddy’ and ‘Waltheru Veeraya’ are good. And we have to see who will have the upper hand in these two movies when the full run is done. For now, ‘Jai Balayya’!!