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Release Date: 2019-05-09AP/TS First Day: Rs. 23.65 Cr
AP/TS First Week: Rs. 57.47 CrAP/TS Lifetime: Rs. 80.51 Cr
India First Week: Rs. 66.27 CrIndia Lifetime: Rs. 91.21 Cr
Worldwide First Week: Rs. 75.22 CrWorldwide Lifetime: Rs. 101.61 Cr
USA Locations: USA
USA Premiers: $ 513 KUSA First Day: $ 687 K
USA First Week: $ 1,557 KUSA Lifetime: $ 1,891 K

INDIA CIRCUIT COLLECTIONS

  • ALL INDIA 1st Week: Rs. 66.27 Cr | Final: Rs. 91.21 Cr
  • TELUGU STATES 1st Day: Rs. 23.65 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 57.47 Cr | Final: Rs. 80.51 Cr
  • NIZAM 1st Day: Rs. 6.38 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 21.12 Cr | Final: Rs. 29.90 Cr
  • CEDED 1st Day: Rs. 2.45 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 6.90 Cr | Final: Rs. 10.10 Cr
  • UA 1st Day: Rs. 2.36 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 6.79 Cr | Final: Rs. 10.90 Cr
  • GUNTUR 1st Day: Rs. 4.40 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 6.43 Cr | Final: Rs. 7.80 Cr
  • EAST 1st Day: Rs. 3.20 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 5.55 Cr | Final: Rs. 7.18 Cr
  • KRISHNA 1st Day: Rs. 1.40 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 4.28 Cr | Final: Rs. 5.80 Cr
  • WEST 1st Day: Rs. 2.46 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 4.33 Cr | Final: Rs. 6.05 Cr
  • NELLORE 1st Day: Rs. 1.00 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 2.07 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.78 Cr
  • ROI 1st Week: Rs. 8.80 Cr | Final: Rs. 10.70 Cr
  • CAST & CREDITS

    • Movie HeroMahesh Babu
    • Movie HeroinePooja Hegde
    Director:Vamsi Paidipally

    Video: Maharshi Team Special Interview

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    Maharshi Premieres All Set on Today (May 8th )

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    May 8th: Great India Films is happy to share that 250+ drives with Maharshi content have reached all theaters on Tuesday (except two drives for Lafayette and Fresno arriving on Wednesday). GIF has also sent the required Keys to the theaters on Tuesday for Wednesday premieres. All premieres are ready to roll on Wednesday May 8th in overseas from 3 PM EST at many locations.

    In USA we have acquired over 250+ locations (including 110 Cinemark locations, 45 Regal locations) with record number of premiere shows in spite of tough competition from Hollywood biggie.

    We are releasing in Mainstream Cinemas in UK with regular theater pricing in 32 locations. This is a first for a telugu film in UK.

    In Gulf our exhibition partner Phars Films is releasing Maharshi in record 76 locations.

    In Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Singapore our exhibition partner Southern Star International is releasing in highest number of locations.

    In Canada our exhibition partner Sumanth is releasing Maharshi in record locations as well.

    In Europe EuroTolly is also planning a massive release with maximum coverage.

    For latest theater list please visit http://www.greatindiafilmsusa.com/schedules.html

    If your theater is on this list then a show is scheduled as confirmed to us by the theater. Some theaters opens online tickets in the last minute and also add shows based on demand. So we encourage you to check the theater website once again if you have not acquired your tickets yet at your favorite theater of your favorite star Mahesh Babu. Feel free to contact us so we can follow it up on your behalf.

    Maharshi starring Superstar Mahesh Babu is all set for record opening tomorrow. Great India Films is elated to be associated with Superstar Mahesh’s Maharshi in overseas.

    Maharshi is most anticipated family entertainer for 2019 and GIF is excited to be part of it.

    Super Star Mahesh as Rishi and Pooja Hegde along with Allari Naresh and your favorite support cast is sure to entertain you all from May 8th in USA (Premieres).

    Great India Films has distributed 3 big blockbusters of Mahesh Athadu, Pokiri and Bharath Ane Nenu in the past and are happy to add Maharshi to this list of blockbusters.

    GreatIndia Films thanks movie lovers, exhibitors and media for their continued support.We also want to thank all the super stars fans who helped us in promotions and execution for smooth release. Shout out to fans Pooja, Akhil, Saitej, Ramakrishna, Santosh Neela and all other MaheshFans in USA . A Special note to Praveen Nadella for creation of 35s trailers and promotion of the film in social media and TV.

    Great India Films thanks Superstar Mahesh Babu garu, Director Vamshi garu, Dil Raju garu, Sirish garu, Laxman garu, Ashwini Dutt garu and PVP garu for their support and trust in Great India Films with this prestigious project.

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    IT Raids on Dil Raju’s premises

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    The Income Tax officials paid a surprise visit to producer Dil Raju’s office located in Sagar Society today. The raids left many in surprise as his next big budget film Maharshi is releasing across the globe tomorrow. Made on a whopping budget, this Mahesh Babu starrer made a business. The business details about Maharshi are enquired. More details awaited.

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    Haven’t grown complacent as an actor: Mahesh Babu

    Actor Mahesh Babu, whose 25th film “Maharshi” hits screens on Thursday, says he is glad he hasnt become complacent with his own work in his two-decade long career.

    I’m happy I haven’t grown complacent as an actor. I still prefer working with directors who come to me with bound scripts. Also, I will continue doing one film a year because there’s no point doing too many. Today, the economics of filmmaking has changed and the stakes involved are very high. Hence, there are always high expectations from audiences,” Mahesh said.

    He calls his forthcoming Telugu action drama “Maharshi” special because it is unlike any film he has done in his career so far.

    Mahesh is confident that “Maharshi”, directed by Vamshi Paidipally, will break many pre-conceived notions about him.

    It’s a film that has so much to offer. It has a very powerful social message that is well-laced with other commercial elements. I say it’s a film unlike anything I’ve done so far because audiences can easily relate to my character Rishi. The journey of my character will be both interesting and inspiring,” Mahesh said.

    The film sees Mahesh play a college student, a business tycoon and a common man.

    Recalling the experience of returning to college, Mahesh said it was fun and challenging at the same time.

    It was exciting to be playing a college-goer two decades after I left college. Vamshi and I discussed that the college portion has to be pulled off convincingly because it lasts for about 45 minutes. It took some self-convincing to really get into the skin of the character,” he said, clarifying that the college portion was not inspired by Aamir Khan’s “3 Idiots“.

    Mahesh sports three different looks to play his character.

    People have been saying I look the same in all my films. Therefore, we decided to go with different looks to essay three different phases of my character. It’s not just with respect to my looks but ‘Maharshi’ will break many pre-conceived notions about me,” he said.

    At the film’s pre-release event last week, Mahesh said Vamshi waited three years to make “Maharshi”.

    Asked if it was really worth making Vamshi wait for such a long time to make the film, Mahesh said it was definitely worth it.

    After I heard the narration, I was convinced I should do the film. It’s not about a rich guy returning from the US and giving back to the society. It’s like a semi biopic of a character called Rishi, who grows up in a middle class family, makes big bucks and becomes a business tycoon and eventually returns to his roots.

    “The journey is very inspiring and there’s so much depth in the story. Audiences will resonate with my story strongly,” Mahesh said.

    He said the film packs a powerful social message.

    It’s not easy to make a film that has a message and at the same time is packed with all the commercial elements. Vamshi is a very honest filmmaker. In the two years he waited for me to complete my other commitments, he kept improvising on the script with his writers.”

    Mahesh also confirmed that a film with S.S Rajamouli is in the offing.

    We are committed to work together. Producer K.L. Narayana will bankroll our project. But we can only collaborate when both of us are relieved of our current commitments. Hopefully, we should be free by next year,” he added.

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    Mahesh calls Rajamouli an example: Huge achievements possible in Telugu cinema

    One common question that Mahesh Babu is asked in every interview is about his Bollywood or Hollywood entry. When asked about his debut in Bollywood or Hollywood, Mahesh had an inspiring and clever answer during his recent media interaction. He called SS Rajamouli the best example reminding everyone about his achievements. Mahesh said that Rajamouli’s films are reaching each and every regional language of Indian cinema but he is directing films in Telugu.

    “To make it big, we need not go to Bollywood or Hollywood. Things can be achieved from Telugu cinema. Indian cinema witnessed massive changes and content turned out to be the key to make wonders. I would love to continue delivering good work from Tollywood” said Mahesh. Maharshi directed by Vamshi Paidipally is hitting the screens on May 9th.

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    Telangana High Court grants ticket hike for Maharshi

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    The other day, Telangana’s Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav revealed that he is unaware about the ticket prices in the state and Telangana Government hasn’t given any special permissions. But the real news is that the Telangana theatre owners approached the High Court some time ago to increase the prices of tickets during this summer season. The Telangana High Court agreed and issued a notice.

    After this, the multiplexes across Hyderabad hiked the price to Rs 200 and the single screens are selling the tickets for Rs 125-150 during this season. The Telangana Government granted one extra show between 8 AM to 11 AM for Maharshi for two weeks. On the whole, all doors are open and the film is expected to open with a bang and register some stunning box-office numbers. Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, Maharshi is slated for May 9th release.

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    After BAN, Maharshi to have a ‘Press Meet Scene’

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    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s much awaited Summer release Maharshi is going to hit the screens worldwide in a few hours. Telugu360 has already reported that the first half of Maharshi is filled with high dose of comedy with Mahesh Babu set to thrill audience. Also, we revealed that director Vamshi Paidipalli has touched some of the burning issues relating to farmers in the second half.

    Now, it is exclusively learnt that Maharshi will have a Press Meet scene in which Mahesh Babu will be seen interacting with media. In Bharat Ane Nenu, director Koratala Siva penned an intense episode aiming at the journalists. This episode received tremendous response from audience. In Maharshi, it will be a completely different take on journalists. It is learnt Mahesh Babu pleads journalists to be more responsible towards the issues related to farmers and their tribulations. This particular episode has came out very well and is expected to strike an emotional chord with audience.

    Mahesh Babu is playing three different shades in Maharshi. Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh are essaying prominent roles.

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    Mahesh aims non-Baahubali records with Maharshi

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    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s next big budget outing Maharshi is carrying huge expectations and is releasing this Thursday in record number of screens. Special permissions have been granted in Telangana to screen one extra show (between 8 AM to 11 AM) between May 9th to May 22nd. The prices across multiplexes in Telangana have already been hiked to Rs 200.
    In Andhra Pradesh, all the buyers received permissions to hike the ticket prices to Rs 200 for a week. The pre-release sales have been exceptional all over the Telugu states and are fast filling across the circles of USA. Mahesh aims to crash all the non-Baahubali records with Maharshi. The day one numbers are expected to be a record among Mahesh Babu’s films. Vamshi Paidipally is the director and Dil Raju, PVP, Ashwini Dutt are the producers.

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    Maharshi Worldwide Theatrical Pre-Release Business

    Maharshi Worldwide Theatrical Pre-Release Business

    Mahesh Babu – Vamsi Padipally’s Maharshi is gearing up for a grand release tomorrow. The film is an own release in Nizam, UA, Krishna while the other areas are sold on either outright or NRA basis. This is the third highest pre Release business for Mahesh behind Bharat Ane Nenu -99.20 Cr & Spyder (Only Telugu Version) – 97.10 Cr.

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    AreaPre ReleaseClosing Collections32 Days Collections18 Days Collections11 Days Collections7 Days Collections5 Days collections4 Days collections2 Days CollectionsDay 1 Collections
    Nizam22 Cr - Valued-Own29.90 Cr29.40Cr27.67 Cr24.70Cr21.12Cr18.47 Cr16.61Cr9.67Cr6.38Cr
    Ceeded12 Cr - NRA10.10 Cr9.90Cr9.05Cr8.10Cr6.90Cr6.15 Cr5.60Cr3.50Cr2.45Cr
    Guntur7.70Cr - NRA7.80 Cr7.64Cr7.38Cr6.95Cr6.43Cr6.12 Cr5.90Cr4.89Cr4.40Cr
    UA9.10 Cr - Valued - Own10.90 Cr10.60Cr9.50Cr8Cr6.79Cr6.06 Cr5.55Cr3.40 Cr2.36Cr
    Krishna5.80 Cr Valued - Own5.80 Cr5.70Cr5.31Cr4.84Cr4.28Cr3.90 Cr3.62Cr2.13Cr1.40Cr
    West5.70 Cr - NRA6.05 Cr5.89Cr5.42Cr4.91Cr4.33Cr3.96 Cr3.73Cr2.90Cr2.46Cr
    East6.80 Cr - NRA7.18 Cr7.03Cr6.66Cr6.19Cr5.55Cr5.16 Cr4.86Cr3.80Cr3.20Cr
    Nellore3.00 Cr - NRA2.78 Cr2.70Cr2.57Cr2.33Cr2.07Cr1.85 Cr1.71Cr1.24Cr1Cr
    AP/TS72.10 Cr80.51 Cr78.86Cr73.56Cr66.02Cr57.47Cr51.67 Cr47.58Cr31.53 Cr23.65Cr
    Karnataka +TN+North India10 Cr - Outright10.70 Cr10.60Cr10.25Cr9.80Cr8.80Cr7.85Cr
    Overseas12.50 Cr - NRA10.40 Cr10.40Cr10.20Cr9.75Cr8.95Cr8.20 Cr
    Worldwide94.60 Cr101.61 Cr99.86Cr94.01Cr85.57Cr75.22Cr63.63 Cr

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    Maharshi : Two social issues touched upon by Vamshi Paidipalli

    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s landmark film Maharshi is gearing up for release this Friday amidst huge expectations. The film is carrying superb reports from inside sources and the team is very confident of scoring a blockbuster.

    Click here to read : Highlight of Maharshi First Half

    It is a known fact that Maharshi story is based on ailing farmers and how Mahesh Babu, a well educated corporate tycoon, fights for their welfare. As per our exclusive reports, director Vamshi Paidipalli has touched upon two relevant social issues in Maharshi. Firstly, scenes involving the evacuation of villages due to oil pipeline are handled very well and they are expected to strike an emotional chord with audience. Secondly, Mahesh Babu gives up his luxurious life to rescue the farmers in distress. These two episodes are going to be heart and soul for the film.

    While the first half is packed with nonstop entertainment, the second half deals with sensitive contemporary issues laced with commercial elements. Sources revealed that Vamshi Paidipalli has balanced the film with good dose of entertainment and emotions.

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    Exclusive : Mahesh Babu’s comedy timing a major highlight in Maharshi

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    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s much awaited Summer release Maharshi is all set for a grand opening on May 9th. The impressive trailer and aggressive promotions have increased the buzz on the film and the pre sales are reportedly good in all areas.

    Mahesh Babu is playing three different shades in this film. As seen from the trailer, the first half of the film will revolve around Mahesh and his two best friends during their college days. Telugu360 has exclusively learnt that these episodes have come out exceedingly well with Mahesh stealing the thunder for his inimitable comedy timing. Mahesh’s appearance as student will be a major highlight for the film and scenes between the trio at coffee shop are surely going to leave audience in splits.

    Mahesh Babu’s punch dialogues and his inputs to Allari Naresh, an innocent and hardworking student, are executed very well by director Vamshi Paidipalli and the entire first half is going to be a laugh riot for audience. Pooja Hegde’s glamour will be an added advantage for Maharshi.

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    Exceptional pre-release sales for Maharshi

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    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s next big budget film Maharshi is carrying mighty expectations and is releasing this Thursday. The advance bookings are now open all over and the sales are exceptional. All the tickets for day one are almost sold out and Maharshi is expected to take a humongous opening across the globe. The number of Overseas premiere shows are over 2400 and the pre-sales have been outstanding.

    On the whole, Maharshi is expected to open with a bang and will register the biggest ever opening in Mahesh Babu’s films. With IPL season coming to an end and with no big releases in May, Maharshi has a huge advantage and can do wonders if the film ends up as an impressive one. Dil Raju, PVP and Ashwini Dutt produced Maharshi which is made on lavish standards. Mahesh will thrill the audience in three different shades as Rishi from May 9th.

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    Allari Naresh : An Emotional connect for Maharshi

    Comic actor Allari Naresh is making his comeback with Maharshi in which Superstar Mahesh Babu is playing the lead role. Though it is not a lead role, Allari Naresh will have a crucial role which has an emotional connect. His performance is one of the major highlights of Maharshi and Mahesh Babu, Vamshi Paidipally lauded his efforts during the pre-release event.

    Allari Naresh who bonds with Mahesh Babu during the first half of the film has an emotional role assigned during the second half which connects well to Mahesh Babu’s role Rishi. Allari Naresh is the emotional connect of all the lead roles in Maharshi. His second look in the film is kept under wraps. Keeping all his commitments aside, Allari Naresh waited to wrap up Maharshi on priority.

    The film is releasing this Thursday in a record number of screens. Vamshi Paidipally is the director and Dil Raju, PVP, Ashwini Dutt are the producers.

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    Maharshi Release Plans: Special Shows and price hikes

    Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi is the only biggie releasing during this summer. The theatrical rights of the film have been picked up for record prices and the film is hitting the screens on May 9th. The buyers across Andhra Pradesh applied permissions for one extra show along with ticket price at Rs 200. This would help the film big time if it gets positive talk.

    Things are different in Telangana as the film will not have any ticket hike however Dil Raju is applying for special show permissions across Nizam. Maharshi is expected to open with a bang and is carrying high expectations. Vamshi Paidipally is the director and Pooja Hegde is the heroine. Dil Raju, PVP and Ashwini Dutt are the producers.

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    Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi – Releasing With No Table Profits !?

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    Runtime no bar for Maharshi says Dil Raju

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    The whole movie unit of Maharshi is extremely confident on the product and the recently released trailer generated the much-needed buzz. The last single ‘Idhe Kadha Nee Katha’ is hard hitting and it added extra mileage for the project. Maharshi completed censor formalities last evening and the runtime was locked to be 178 minutes. Superstar fans are left worried about the excessive runtime of Maharshi.

    The film’s producer Dil Raju watched the final cut couple of weeks ago and he expressed his complete confidence in the film. He wanted to go ahead without a single cut. Dil Raju even expressed with his close friends and distributors that the runtime of Maharshi is not a barrier for the film as it delivers some outstanding emotional content throughout the second half. The last 45 minutes will move the audience carried the pre-release reports.

    With no biggies in May, Maharshi has a golden opportunity to spin out some unexpected box-office numbers. Let’s wait and see if Maharshi makes wonders at the Tollywood box-office. The film directed by Vamshi Paidipally releases on May 9th.

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    Idhe Kadha Nee Katha – A stirring song with superlative lyrics

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    The response for audio of Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi is a little underwhelming due to Devi Sri Prasad’s substandard work. Only a couple of songs impressed music lovers and the remaining songs turned out to be routine numbers. But, the final song ‘Idhe Kadha Nee Katha- The Soul of Rishi’ is the best in the lot for its impressive rendition with soul-stirring and superlative lyrics.

    Idhe Kadha Nee Katha seems to be a background song which comes at a crucial juncture in the plot. It reveals the basic theme of the story when the lead protagonist embarks on the journey to discover his happiness beyond his social status. The lyrics penned by Shree Mani are evocative and profound and the intense vocals given by Vijay Prakash makes it an instant chartbuster.

    Directed by Vamshi Paidipalli, the film is slated for release on May 9th.

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    No cuts for Maharshi

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    Mahesh Babu’s Summer release Maharshi has completed the censor formalities with no cuts. The censor team gave a U/A certificate and the run time is said to be close to three hours.

    Maharshi is set for a massive release worldwide on May 9th with overseas premiers scheduled one day before. As there are no other big-ticket releases in the next week, Maharshi is expected to open big in all areas. The theatrical trailer has received an amazing response and the makers are very happy with the output. Mahesh Babu is highly confident that Maharshi will be a memorable silver jubilee film in his career.

    Maharshi story has a noble theme with a good dose of action episodes in the second half. Mahesh Babu is playing a sensible role with three different shades. Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh are essaying prominent roles. Directed by Vamshi Paidipalli, the film is a joint production of Dil Raju Ashwini Dutt and PVP. Devi Sri Prasad composed the soundtrack for the film.

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    Maharshi trailer gets a good response

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    The theatrical trailer of Mahesh Babu’s much anticipated Summer release Maharshi, which was released during the pre release event on Wednesday, has hit the right notes ahead of the film’s release on May 9th.

    Maharshi has been carrying low buzz in audience and trade circles due to the underwhelming audio songs and low-key teasers. All it was required is a perfect trailer to augment the hype on the film and makers of Maharshi came up with a riveting cut to grab the attention from all sections of audience. The trailer is a fine blend of mass and class elements with Mahesh Babu’s scintillating screen presence taking it to the next level. All three shades of Mahesh Babu’s character were revealed in the trailer and the rich production values coupled with impressive visuals have enhanced it further.

    The trailer has been trending in YouTube since its release and it has already garnered a thumping 7 million views in 20 hours. Directed by Vamshi Paidipalli, the film has Pooja Hegde and Allari Naresh in prominent roles. Dil Raju Ashwini Dutt and PVP produced the film.

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