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Eega

Release Date: 2012-07-12AP/TS First Day: Rs. 4.61 Cr
AP/TS First Week: Rs. 18.75 CrAP/TS Lifetime: Rs. 32.41 Cr
India First Week: Rs. 0.00 CrIndia Lifetime: Rs. 0.00 Cr
Worldwide First Week: Rs. 0.00 CrWorldwide Lifetime: Rs. 0.00 Cr
USA Locations: USA
USA Premiers: $ 41 KUSA First Day: $ 211 K
USA First Week: $ 660 KUSA Lifetime: $ 1,071 K

INDIA CIRCUIT COLLECTIONS

  • ALL INDIA 1st Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.00 Cr
  • TELUGU STATES 1st Day: Rs. 4.61 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 18.75 Cr | Final: Rs. 32.41 Cr
  • NIZAM 1st Day: Rs. 1.64 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 7.35 Cr | Final: Rs. 13.10 Cr
  • CEDED 1st Day: Rs. 1.10 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 3.60 Cr | Final: Rs. 5.90 Cr
  • UA 1st Day: Rs. 0.30 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.65 Cr | Final: Rs. 3.15 Cr
  • GUNTUR 1st Day: Rs. 0.38 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.64 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.76 Cr
  • EAST 1st Day: Rs. 0.40 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.32 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.22 Cr
  • KRISHNA 1st Day: Rs. 0.33 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.29 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.20 Cr
  • WEST 1st Day: Rs. 0.28 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.14 Cr | Final: Rs. 1.84 Cr
  • NELLORE 1st Day: Rs. 0.18 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.76 Cr | Final: Rs. 1.29 Cr
  • ROI 1st Week: Rs. 0.00 Cr | Final: Rs. 0.00 Cr
  • CAST & CREDITS

    • Movie HeroNaniSudeep
    • Movie HeroineSamantha Ruth Prabhu
    Director:S. S. Rajamouli

    ‘Indian mythology offers best stories for VFX movies’

    The Visual Effects (VFX) industry in India has a bright future as more and more top filmmakers will soon be looking at high-end fantasies. And, Indian mythology with its plethora of epic stories, has a lot of fantasies to offer, says Kotha Basi Reddy, the pioneer of digital technology in Indian films.

    “VFX industry is going to grow after ‘Baahubali’. The films will involve a lot of computer graphics (CG) because (director Raj Mouli) has shown that visualisation of fantasy is the most important thing in movies,” Reddy told IANS in an interview.

    “Hollywood movies go all over the world with so much CG and special effects because of fantasy. People love it,” said Reddy, who introduced digital technology into movie-making in India in 2003.

    Reddy owns Digiquest, a VFX and animation studio that has contributed to the making of over 400 movies, including “Baahubali”, “Magadheera”, “Eega”, “Katmarayudu” and “Kick”.

    He felt Indian mythology could provide the best subjects for such movies. “In Indian mythology there is so much of sci-fi. It’s not even funny. We talk about Ravana flying on a plane and taking Sita with him. There are many epic stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata,” he said.

    Referring to the Hollywood movie “Avatar”, he said it was a blend of Rama and Hanuman. “The whole world is learning from us, taking away things from us, but we have failed in creating a brand.”

    Reddy believes that if movies based on Indian mythology with VFX and CG are made, the whole world would watch them. He felt that Indians have the ability to make such films as work for many international projects is done here.

    “Would you believe that the tiger in ‘Life of Pi’ is not a real tiger but a digital one,” he asked and pointed out that most of the work on this movie was done in Hyderabad.

    He admitted that Indian audiences don’t watch much animation and the movies are largely star driven. “This will change as new kids are coming. Digital will have a big role. You will see young stars making movies which will be internationally acceptable. It will no longer be song and dance movies.”

    Reddy recalled that he brought costly digital equipment in those early years with a huge investment. “The technology has changed a lot. I brought a digital camera which then cost $99,000. Today the same camera costs not even $99,” said Reddy, who has so far invested Rs 30 crore (almost $5 million) in his studio.

    Though the revenues of Digiquest had reduced by half to Rs 3 crore as all production houses have gone 100 percent digital, Reddy is happy that he contributed to the growth of the sector.

    “I did not return to India from the US to make money,” said Reddy, a founding member and former Vice President of software services firm Infotech, now known as Cyient.

    He is proud to have been part of the process that democratised the film industry. “Youngsters, through short films, are showcasing their talent. Their films are getting millions of hits from all over the world.”

    Reddy is now trying to address the issue of manpower and has set up an academy offering courses in movie-making, visual effects, animation and game design.

    “Our equipment is free not just for students of the academy but also others who bring a good script. The short movies will be uploaded on our channel and we will share the money,” said Reddy, who has so far produced eight short movies.

    Reddy has a dream of making an Oscar-winning movie. “It will be in animated format and I will work with my students to make it,” he said.

    Reddy, who is a member of CII National Media & Entertainment Committee, lamented the government is doing little to create better opportunities for creatively talented people. “There is so much of educational, research, simulation and training material to be created in the digital format in this country that we don’t have enough people,” he said.

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    Day1 Shares : Ninnu Kori vs Eega vs Nenu Local

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    Ninnu Kori could have emerged as highest opening for the Nani if the tax was levied according to previous despite the newly implemented GST which came into act from the 1st of this month.

    Below are the area wise Day1 Shares

    Area Ninnu KoriEega Nenu Local
    Nizam 169162156
    Ceeded 57100 55
    UA 583051
    Guntur405041
    East45 4055
    West32 2830.5
    Krishna333228.5
    Nellore171818
    Total451460435

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    Day1 Shares : Ninnu Kori vs Eega vs Nenu Local

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    Ninnu Kori could have emerged as highest opening for the Nani if the tax was levied according to previous despite the newly implemented GST which came into act from the 1st of this month.

    Below are the area wise Day1 Shares

    AreaNinnu KoriEegaNenu Local
    Nizam169 Lakhs162 Lakhs156 Lakhs
    Ceded57 Lakhs100 Lakhs55 Lakhs
    UA58 Lakhs30 Lakhs51 Lakhs
    Guntur40 Lakhs50 Lakhs41 Lakhs
    East45 Lakhs40 Lakhs55 Lakhs
    West32 Lakhs28 Lakhs30.5 Lakhs
    Krishna36 Lakhs32 Lakhs28.5 Lakhs
    Nellore21 Lakhs18 Lakhs18 Lakhs
    Total458 Lakhs460 Lakhs435 Lakhs

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    Rajamouli’s Eega to be adapted as a TV series

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    Master craftsman SS Rajamouli’s 2012 release ‘Eega’ impressed audience and critics alike for its impressive technical bravura and striking visual effects. The film emerged as a smash hit at the box office and was later dubbed into many foreign languages as well. Last year, Rajamouli revealed that he is keen on working for its sequel after wrapping up Baahubali series. Also, it was speculated that Salmaan Khan is likely to play the lead role in the sequel.

    Vijayendra Prasad, story writer and Rajamouli’s father, has now revealed that they have scrapped the idea of working on Eega sequel and decided to release Eega 2 as a TV series in Hindi. Speaking to national media, the ace writer confirmed that Salmaan Khan was supposed to play the lead role, but the project has been shelved as they are planning a TV series with the sequel.

    Vijayendra Prasad, who penned script for Salmaan Khan’s Bhajrangi Bhaijaan, stated that he will reveal more details about the TV series very soon.

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