Megastar Chiranjeevi and leading director Koratala Siva combination is creating huge buzz in the industry. Mega Powerstar Ram Charan is also playing a special role in the project and that is the icing on the cake for this mega biggie. The telugu states rights are valued a whopping 120 crores. The domestic market is back to full-swing with many hits at the tollywood box office such as Krack, Red, Master(dubbed), 30 Rojullo Preminchadam Ela and Zombie Reddy. So, the mega combination can easily bring profits to all the parties in the summer of 2021. However, the overseas deal is quite a risky one.
The overseas rights were sold for 11 crores, which means the breakeven figure for USA is approximately $2.5 million. Chiranjeevi’s previous movies Khaidi No150 and SyeRaa grossed around $2.4M in USA. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed in the USA. For the past 3 months, there have been more than 1L+ cases reported for every single day. All of the theaters are not open yet. Regal Cinemas, a major chain in the USA, hasn’t opened yet. More theaters are likely to be open by May. However, with most of the residents in the USA unlikely to receive the vaccine and since May is not far away, we have to see if the COVID-19 pandemic could prove to be an obstacle for the USA market. There isn’t enough time left and USA is unlikely to reach herd immunity anytime soon. So, it’s going to be a challenge for the distributor to recover the money.