This Friday saw a group of movies released as always. One of these was Allu Arjun’s Telugu film Duvvada Jagannadham and the film can be very well named a wake up call to Bollywood. The film, which has managed to collect Rs 33 crore worldwide on its opening day, has done a better business than even the Bollywood stalwart Salman Khan’s big Eid release Tubelight. The film has reported to be collected INR 11.75 lakh in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is one of its kind release as the film’s business has remained unaffected across the country, even after its clash with Tubelight, and is reported to be comfortably sitting at spot no. 11 at US box office.
Duvvada Jagannadham was released in more than 1000 screens across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It also had a release in 300 screens across USA, a number which is way lesser than Tubelight but has resulted in better numbers for the Telugu feature.
The film, directed by Harish Shankar, stars Allu Arjun along with Puja Hegde in lead roles. While Arjun has double role in the film playing a Brahmin priest, Jagannadham, and a DJ, Pooja Hegde plays his love interest. Pooja whom we last saw opposite Hrithik Roshan in Ashutosh Govarikar’s Mohenjodaro plays a modern progressive character who falls in love with Arjun’s character, the priest. The film also has Rao Ramesh as the main antagonist, while the music has been composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film is primarily a romantic, action entertainer which seems to have captivated the audiences. You can watch the trailer for the film here.