Pawan Kalyan and Mahesh Babu. Undoubtedly the two biggest demi-gods of Tollywood after Megastar Chiranjeevi ruled the filmdom without any opposition for couple of decades. These actors have become powerful super stars in time and their mere presence spins nearly 40 crores of collection (share) at box office how worst the content is. While it’s tough to segregate the market-value and craze-levels of these two actors, Pawan is a man of masses, while Mahesh caters mostly to the classes.
Big discussion among film circles is that Pawan Kalyan’s latest movie ‘Sardaar’ fetched 70 crores from Eros Entertainment, which bought the theatrical rights of the flick. Recently Mahesh Babu’s Srimanthudu is also taken by Eros, but for 80 crores. One wonders how come Pawan fetched 10 crores lesser than Mahesh. There’s no reason to panic, because Srimanthudu makers have sold theatrical rights for the whole world, while Sardaar sold only India wide theatrical rights. Pawan Kalyan is said to be keeping the overseas rights for himself as he’s confident of the film touching 2 Million Dollar mark easily. In that case even Sardaar’s sale figures will equal 80 crores only.
Hope Sardaar shooting won’t go for too long and upset the distributors who invested in the flick. The film is being directed by KS Ravindra, and has Kajal Agarwal in the lead while Devi Sri Prasad scores music.