This younger hero has overwhelmed superstars like Mahesh Babu, Dhanush, and Katrina Kaif to ship the primary hit of 2024, a much bigger hit than Pushpa and KGF.
The yr 2024 has taken fairly an auspicious begin for Indian cinema. The second weekend of the yr at all times sees a number of massive movies releasing as a result of Pongal and Sankranthi celebrations within the south. This yr was no completely different with massive superstars like Mahesh Babu and Dhanush coming with their newest releases, and Bollywood chipping in too. And but, in the long run, the winner on the field workplace is a 29-year-old comparatively unknown actor, who’s headlining the yr’s first hit.
The person who beat superstars with a small movie
Teja Sajja is the toast of the nation proper now. The 29-year-old actor is starring within the mythological superhero drama HanuMan, working in theatres at present. The small movie, made on a Rs 60-crore funds, launched alongside some massive names – Mahesh Babu’s Guntur Kaaram, Dhanush’s Captain Miller, Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi’s Merry Christmas, Venkatesh’s Saindhav, and Nagarjuna’s Naa Saami Ranga. Regardless of all of the movies and stars being larger than him and his launch, Teja has emerged because the clear winner on the Pongal/Sankranthi weekend.
On Monday, HanuMan earned Rs 14-15 crore web in India, the identical quantity as Guntur Kaaram regardless of having a lot fewer screens throughout India. Not one of the different movies even managed half as a lot. Actually, HanuMan’s Hindi-dubbed model alone netted over Rs 5 crore, outdoing Merry Christmas by round 3 times. The Sriram Raghavan movie earned simply Rs 1.65 crore on its first Monday.
Right here’s the BIGGG SURPRISE… #HanuMan first *3-day* [opening weekend] complete is HIGHER than #KGF [first part] and #Kantara, at par with #Pushpa [note: all #Hindi dubbed versions]… Sure, you learn it proper!#HanuMan emerges FIRST HIT OF 2024… Packs a formidable complete in its… pic.twitter.com/OkzYxnmkmc
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 15, 2024
How HanuMan emerged as the primary hit of 2024
Whereas Guntur Kaaram has made extra worldwide (although the hole is diminishing), HanuMan’s decrease manufacturing prices have meant that the movie is already a sureshot hit. The movie has already earned over Rs 55 crore in India and over Rs 90 crore worldwide. Guntur Kaaram is the one Indian movie forward of it however its Rs 200-crore funds is a hindrance in it being profitable. On Monday, commerce analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “HanuMan emerges first hit of 2024! Packs a formidable complete in its opening weekend. Whereas mass pockets proceed to dominate, the nationwide chains have additionally joined the occasion.”
How HanuMan is thrashing KGF, Pushpa, and Kantara
Directed by Prasanth Varma, HanuMan is initially a Telugu movie however has additionally launched in Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. The opposite three language dubs should not doing so nice however the movie’s Hindi dub is making waves on the field workplace. In its first weekend, HanuMan netted Rs 12 crore from its Hindi model alone, a quantity that’s greater than the Hindi dubs of KGF Chapter 1 and Kantara, and the identical as Pushpa The Rise. Commerce specialists say that the movie can proceed to develop additional until Fighter releases in 9 days’ time. “Going ahead, the robust maintain in mass sectors is a giant plus, since these pockets might be driving its biz on weekdays. Additionally, as highlighted yesterday, lack of main releases ought to assist HanuMan cement its standing,” tweeted Taran Adarsh.