Allu Arjun thanks fans for making 'Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo' a magnanimous hit; 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' marks Mahesh Babu's third back to back release to cross Rs 100 crores


Telugu star Allu Arjun is thrilled about his latest film Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo opening to great numbers. He has thanked the audience for making it a "magnanimous hit". "I whole heartedly thank my audience for blessing us with this magnanimous Hit... and bringing smiles into our lives. So content in our hearts to celebrate the success with you all. Humbled #AVPL celebrations," Arjun tweeted on Monday.

With Rs 119 crore (net) at the box office within one week, the film, which hit the screens on the festive occasion of Sankranti on January 12, has now become the second highest grosser in the Nizam/Andhra area after Baahubali - The Conclusion, said industry sources. A spokesperson from the film's production house, Geetha Arts, said, "Every film we work on, we have faith in it. With 'Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo', our conviction was hugely rewarded. The numbers that we are seeing are great; they mean that so many people have taken time out from their lives and trusted us to entertain them. The positive response for the film, the unique story, the music and of course, Allu Arjun, has not stopped since we released just over a week back. The love of the audience has helped us reach this level of success and we are sure that it will help us achieve new milestones too," the spokesperson added.

The movie also features Bollywood actress Tabu, who made her return to Telugu films after over a decade.


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On the other hand, superstar Mahesh Babu is on a roll. The actor's recent release Sarileru Neekevvaru is running strong at the box office and loved by fans. The film marks the superstars third back to back the release to cross the Rs 100 crore mark after Bharat Ane Nenu and Maharshi.

Sarileru Neekevvaru has done immensely great and hulking fanbase of the actor has definitely proved it by the numbers. It is the first non-Baahubali film to collect a theatrical share of over Rs 100 crores in AP and Telangana. Mahesh Babu's thrilling performance and Anil Ravipudi's direction made Sarileru Neekevvaru a top money-spinner during the holiday season. The project is jointly bankrolled by Anil Sunkara, Dil Raju and Mahesh Babu under their banner AK Entertainments and GMB Entertainment.

(Source: IANS/PeepingMoon)