Filmmaker Sekhar Kammula's romantic drama Fidaa is the seventh Telugu film to enter the $2 million club in the US, its makers announced on Monday.
In a statement, it was officially confirmed the film earned over $2 million in the US in its fourth week.
The other Telugu films to have minted over $2 million in the US include Baahubali, Srimanthudu, Naanaku Prematho, A...Aa, Khaidi No 150 and Baahubali 2.
In four weeks in cinemas worldwide, Fidaa reportedly grossed over Rs 50 crore and has earned the blockbuster tag.
Starring Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi in the lead, the film was a love story set against the backdrop of Telangana.
After the debacles of Life is Beautiful and Anamika, Kammula bounced back strongly with Fidaa, produced by Dil Raju.
Kammula had told TNM that he treats each of his films like his baby. While he referred to his 2000 film Dollar Dreams as his ‘son’, he referred to Fidaa as his ‘daughter’. He explained, “I felt that Fidaa encompasses a lot of progressive thinking and that’s the change I want to see in the society as well. I believe that men and women are equal, and a man should stand by and support whatever decision a woman makes.”
“I want to bring up my daughter like that. We worked really hard to make this film and it’s a labour of love for us. This film is very personal to me and it’s like my child,” he added.
He added that he has had a feminist approach in all his films. “After you watch the film, you can’t differentiate between the film and Bhanumati (the lead character played by Sai Pallavi). I’ve had a feminist approach to all my films and it’s all the more underlined in this film,” Kammula said.
(With IANS inputs)