Ajay Bhupathi’s ‘Mangalavaram’, starring Payal Rajput, garnered positive reviews for its thrilling plot twists in the last 30 minutes. Despite being compared to the intense thriller ‘Virupaksha’, the movie didn’t rake in the expected collections. In six days, it managed to accumulate only 15.12 crores gross and 7.96 crores as its share.
To break even in theaters, ‘Mangalavaram’ needs another 5.04 crores, but the prospect of achieving this seems uncertain. Most of the audience watched the film during the initial six days, leaving those considering an OTT release as the potential remaining viewers.
The underperformance despite favorable reception troubles the producers, possibly categorizing ‘Mangalavaram’ as an unprofitable venture. However, this positive talk brought relief to Ajay Bhupathi post the disappointment of ‘Maha Samudram’. Although the film showcased Ajay Bhupathi’s prowess in suspense thrillers, its impact on Payal Rajput’s career remains uncertain, despite her satisfaction with the movie after her success in ‘RX 100’.
There’s a buzz surrounding Ajay Bhupathi’s potential to land more opportunities due to the current demand for suspenseful narratives. Yet, it’s unclear how much this film will elevate Payal Rajput’s career trajectory. The movie’s unexpected box office performance despite its gripping storyline presents a disconcerting scenario for those involved.