The Sukumar directorial Rangasthalam opened to packed houses across the globe on March 30 and has been doing well at the theatres since then.
The film also got a massive response at the Chennai box office and became the highest opener among the Telugu films in the city. On day one of its release, Rangasthalam went on to collect Rs. 25 lakhs, it may be noted. While that is good news for the makers of the film, there have been reports of it being pulled out of theatres following the ongoing Tamil Film Producers’ Council strike.
According to some sources, the Telugu film producers decided to support their Tamil counterparts following which all Telugu movies will be taken off the theatres. However, the makers of Rangasthalam have denied any such move stating that the film will run at the Chennai box office.
In its first three days, The film has grossed nearly 70 lakhs which is not an easy task for a Telugu film in Chennai Squelching reports about Rangasthalam being pulled out of the screens in Chennai, PR person Vamsi Kaka tweeted: “Rangasthalam will have a full run in Tamil Nadu. No official statement from the Telugu Producer Council about the film’s screening to be stopped from this Sunday. Don’t believe in false news/rumors.”
The Tamil Film Producers Council is yet to give an official statement about the Telugu films being screened in Tamil Nadu during the strike. Until then, Rangasthalam will continue to be screened, say sources.
Directed by Sukumar, Rangasthalam is a period action drama that has Ram Charan and Samantha play the lead pair for the first time. The star cast of this film also includes Prakash Raj, Adhi Pinisetty and Jagapathi Babu. Devi Sri Prasad has composed music for this venture. The film has been bankrolled by Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar and Mohan Cherukuri under the banner Mythrie Movie Makers.
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