Allu Arjun’s highly anticipated, Duvvada Jagannadham, is in theaters and has got a thumbs up from fans. DJ had a fantastic opening on its first day and reportedly raked in Rs 33 crore. The film witnessed 90 per cent occupancy on its second day and collected Rs 13 crore. Despite all the reviews, DJ has managed to impress the audience and is expected to fetch more moolah for the producers.
Duvvada Jagannadham tells the story of an undercover cop, DJ (Allu Arjun), who masquerades as an innocent Brahmin, Duvvada Jagannadham. While Allu Arjun was mostly praised for his role, DJ was criticised for its wafer-thin story. Apart from Allu Arjun’s electrifying screen presence, his crackling romance with co-star Pooja Hegde is one of the major highlights of DJ, which has music by Devi Sri Prasad.
Tubelight performed below expectations at the ticket counters. Despite being a solo release and the movie which was touted as this year’s Eid gift from Salman, Tubelight failed to leave a mark. What’s more shocking is that Tubelight has taken lower collections that Salman Khan’s 2012 Eid release, Ek Tha Tiger. The average reviews and the absence of typical Salman Khan mannerism have worked against the film.
Notably, Salman Khan’s Tubelight got a wider release than SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion. by releasing in 4350 screens across India. Abroad Tubelight released in 1200 screens, bringing the total to 5500 screens. Even such a wide releases did not translate to Box Office figures. Now it is left to be seen how Tubelight fares at the Box Office in the coming days.