After SS Rajamouli’s RRR, Ram Charan’s first film has now met the same fate as Prabhas. Acharya, Ram Charan’s latest film, has received mixed reviews at the box office since its release.
Rajamouli’s Flop Sentiment
There is a belief that if an actor does a blockbuster with SS Rajamouli, his next film doesn’t work at the box office. If you recall, the Prabhas-starer Baahubali was the biggest blockbuster at the box office of his career. However, after Baahubali, Prabhas was unable to score a single hit, with two of his films Radhe Shyam and Saaho turning out to be average performers.
Prabhas’ Radhe Shyam became the biggest flop one has seen in recent Indian cinema history. It has made Rs 120 crore losses. No one expected such a disaster given that Prabhas’ movie was a pan-India film.
After Rajamouli’s RRR, Ram Charan’s first film has now met the same fate as Prabhas. The Telugu movie Acharya is also headed for losses of Rs 60-70 crores as per reports. Koratala Siva’s film starring Ram Charan and Chiranjeevi has flunked badly.
Also, after the blockbuster hit Magadheera in 2009, Ram Charan had a string of disappointments, while Sunil failed to find success after Rajamouli’s Maryada Ramanna in 2011.
Acharya’s poor performance
Sadly, the much-hyped Acharya starring the father and son duo is making a poor performance at the box office. The popularity of Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan will undoubtedly help the film gross some money in its debut weekend. However, given the mixed reviews, the film may suffer a major decline in weekday screenings.
Acharya has been released in over 1150 theatres in the domestic market, with Nizam and Ceded areas having 600+ theatres, Andhra having over 500 theatres, and 650+ overseas theatres, bringing the total screen count to over 2000. The film has opened in 200+ theatres in the rest of the country.