Nene Raju Nene Mantri narrates the story of Radha Jogendra (Rana), a small time money-lender, whose attachment to his wife Radha (Kajal) triggers a series of incidents in his life. One day, an unfortunate incident leaves a deep scar in their lives and to avenge the injustice done to them, Radha Jogendra begins to play a power game which leads him towards a path of vengeance and dirty politics.
The film is so dense and layered that it leaves you with a heavy hangover in the end. At its core, it’s a biopic of a man whose rise to power turns him into an enemy for a number of people and soon, Jogendra’s journey feels like playing a serious game of chess, where every move he makes turns into a power tussle. It’s the cinematic equivalent of Newton’s Third Law of Physics where every action is met with an equal and opposite reaction.
As predicted, the Teja-directed political thriller opened to good response in the morning show on Friday and showed a decent growth its collection on the later shows. Nene Raju Nene Mantri collected Rs 8.1 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day and earned Rs 4.8 crore for its distributors. It became the biggest opening solo movie for Rana Daggubati, beating the records of his previous films.
The Rana Daggubati and Kajal Aggarwal starrer garnered good talk from the audience and the word of mouth helped remain strong at the ticket counters on Saturday. Nene Raju Nene Mantri is estimated to have collected over Rs 5.5 crore at the worldwide box office on its second day, taking its total to Rs 13.60 crore gross. The movie is estimated to have fetched Rs 8.05 crore its distributors in two days.