The N Balakrishna starrer Paisa Vasool opened to packed houses; thanks to the star’s sheer crowd-pulling persona. However, the film failed to hold on to the screens with the trade witnessing a major slump in collections during the weekdays. Released on September 1, 2017, the film went on to collect Rs. 13.9 crores in Andhra and Telangana during the first four days while its worldwide box office collections stood at Rs. 16 crores. It has reportedly collected Rs. 25 crores in total so far.
There are some very important factors that draw the audiences to the theatres to watch this film and one of them happens to be the fact that Balakrishna has sung a song for the first time in his career. Anup Rubens has composed music for Paisa Vasool with Mukesh G wielding the camera and Junaid Siddique editing it. Going by the reports, we hear that Paisa Vasool has turned out to be a box office dud for its run-of-the-mill storyline and stale screenplay.
But the movie has reportedly proven to be a disaster at the Box Office overseas in the first weekend. The movie released in more than 150 screens overseas, but has failed to leave a mark. Balakrishna’s last Gautamiputra Satakarani did well overseas, fetching a fancy price for Paisa Vasool too. In domestic market, the movie managed to collect Rs 90 lakh on Monday, making its total share in the Telugu speaking states Rs 13.9 Cr. The film has reportedly managed to collect Rs 25 Cr gross worldwide.
According to trade, the film so far collected Rs 25 Crore gross world-wide. Balakrishna is the only crowd puller to Cinemas. His histrionics and mannerisms are saving grace, however, Puri’s age-old story and lackluster narration worked against the film. While the first half is just okay, the second-half has dampened the prospects of the film. Barring Shriya Saran’s limited role, none of the female roles are not interesting enough to care for.