Sankranti 2024 marked a suspenseful showdown among four Tollywood films, and ‘Hanuman‘ emerged as the undisputed winner, capturing both audience hearts and buyer preferences. With an impressive blend of investment-return calculations and compelling content, the movie swiftly crossed the 100 crore box office gross mark within the week.
Securing the second position was Nagarjunas’s ‘Na Saami Ranga,’ a film directed by Vijay Binny that resonated well with audiences. Despite not presenting entirely novel storylines, the movie’s portrayal of village drama earned appreciation. The reasonable business rates provided distributors with a chance for swift profits, adding to its success.
On the other hand, ‘Guntur Kaaram‘ initially garnered significant collections but struggled to maintain momentum beyond the first day. Although Mahesh Babu’s brand contributed to approaching a two-hundred-crore gross, the film faces the challenge of sustaining this strength into the second week.
‘Saindhav,’ Venkatesh‘s 75th film, disappointed fans, securing the last place. Director Shailesh‘s take on the storyline failed to resonate across all demographics, lacking the necessary commercial elements for family and mass appeal. Despite emotional and action sequences, the film faces the impression of a flop. As there are no notable releases for another week, these four films have another chance, although a significant drop in viewership is expected.