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Release Date: 2016-01-15 AP/TS First Day: Rs. 3.94 Cr
AP/TS First Week: Rs. 18.21 Cr AP/TS Lifetime: Rs. 38.21 Cr
India First Week: Rs. 19.76 Cr India Lifetime: Rs. 42.21 Cr
Worldwide First Week: Rs. 22.56 Cr Worldwide Lifetime: Rs. 45.81 Cr
USA Locations: USA
USA Premiers: $ 51 K USA First Day: $ 159 K
USA First Week: $ 656 K USA Lifetime: $ 839 K


  • ALL INDIA 1st Week: Rs. 19.76 Cr | Final: Rs. 42.21 Cr
  • TELUGU STATES 1st Day: Rs. 3.94 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 18.21 Cr | Final: Rs. 38.21 Cr
  • NIZAM 1st Day: Rs. 1.05 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 5.65 Cr | Final: Rs. 12.15 Cr
  • CEDED 1st Day: Rs. 0.90 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 3.43 Cr | Final: Rs. 7.10 Cr
  • UA 1st Day: Rs. 0.23 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.38 Cr | Final: Rs. 3.90 Cr
  • GUNTUR 1st Day: Rs. 0.42 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 2.00 Cr | Final: Rs. 3.80 Cr
  • EAST 1st Day: Rs. 0.65 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 2.36 Cr | Final: Rs. 4.20 Cr
  • KRISHNA 1st Day: Rs. 0.28 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.45 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.86 Cr
  • WEST 1st Day: Rs. 0.27 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 1.12 Cr | Final: Rs. 2.40 Cr
  • NELLORE 1st Day: Rs. 0.14 Cr | 1st Week: Rs. 0.82 Cr | Final: Rs. 1.75 Cr
  • ROI 1st Week: Rs. 1.55 Cr | Final: Rs. 4.00 Cr

    • Movie HeroAkkineni Nagarjuna
    • Movie HeroineRamya KrishnanLavanya Tripathi
    Director: Kalyan Krishna

    Chay gives clarity on Soggade… sequel


    Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is relieved after scoring a much needed success with Majili. He is currently on a short break and will resume shooting for his next film Venky Mama very soon. Meanwhile, he has ended all speculations about Nagarjuna’s much awaited sequel to Soggade Chinni Nayana.

    Chaitu revealed that the sequel is currently in pre production stages and will start rolling from July this year. He also cleared the rumours that are making rounds in media about casting. Chay said that Akhil is not playing any role in Bangarraju and also clarified that he is indeed a part of this sequel. The female leads and others crew are yet to be finalized.

    Kalyan Krishna will direct this sequel and Nag will commence shooting once he is done with Manmadhudu 2 which is currently on floors.

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    Soggade Chinni Nayana sequel back in news


    Akkineni Nagarjuna introduced talented director Kalyan Krishna with a blockbuster film Soggade Chinni Nayana in 2015. Nag’s Bangarraju character in the film was a big hit among family and mass audience and this has prompted the director to work on the sequel for the film. However, Nag is not convinced with the narration and put the sequel on the back burner.

    According to the latest reports, Kalyan Krishna has made few changes to the script and got the go-ahead signal from Nagarjuna. Reports, the sequel might start rolling later this year once Nag and Kalyan Krishna are done with their current commitments.

    Nagarjuna’s home banner Annapurna Studios will pool resources for this project.

    Nagarjuna is currently busy with RGV’s Officer and will team up with Nani for a multi-starrer next. Kalyan Krishna is presently working with Ravi Teja for a family entertainer.

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    Soggade Sequel Is For Nag Only


    King Nagarjuna has impressed everyone with his Bangarraju character and his natural romantic charm helped him live the character in Soggade Chinni Nayana. Nagarjuna himself announced that there will be a sequel to the film and Bangarraju will arrive again to entertain audiences. Post the success of Raja The Great, reports are being circulated that Ravi Teja is going to carry forward Bangarraju character in director Kalyan Krishna upcoming movie.

    But clearing the fast-growing gossips director Kalyan has informed that Soggade sequel is for Nagarjuna only and no other actor can replace King as Bangarraju. He further added that in future he is going to make a movie with Ravi Teja but the subject we discussed is completely new and it’s nothing to do with Soggade Chinni Nayana. So Akkineni fans mesmerizing character Bangarraju is always with Nag and we can expect Soggade Chinni Nayana sequel any day.

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    Full Run Worldwide Share : Soggade Chinni Nayana


    Akkineni Nagarjuna’s family entertainer Soggade Chinni Nayana has struck gold at the box office is known fact to all of us. Nagarjuna was the show stealer with his stupendous performance in dual roles, and the entertaining elements have struck the right chord with the audience.

    With the super success of Manam movie and Super hit game show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, Nagarjuna has regained his lost glory in the family audience segment and even at the Box-office.

    This film in its full run has collected 37.85 Cr distributor share in AP and Telangana States, 7.70 Cr in outside markets summing it up to a total of 45.15 Crores World Wide. It is Nagarjuna’s Biggest Grosser ever, beating Manam (37 Cr) and a Blockbuster for all parties involved. It is a tremendous feat by any current senior hero.

    Many of the areas Nagarajuna has released on his own. Even for those areas which were sold to local distributors, he minted back majority of the share due to NRA basis agreements. Overall, Soggade Chinni Nayana had turned Gold Mine for Nagarjuna.

    Here is Soggade Chinni Nayana’s closing share world wide – Area Wise :

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    Two directors in race for Akkineni hero’s next


    The latest grapevine in the film industry is that Kalyan Krishna, who hogged the limelight with the stunning success of Soggade Chinni Nayana, and filmmaker Sriwaas, who directed and produced Balakrishna’s Dictator, are in race to helm Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s next project.

    It is learnt that both these directors have come up with scripts that suit Chaitu’s mannerisms. Close sources to Chaitanya revealed that both the directors have met him recently and narrated the scripts. The source adds that Chaitu is yet to take a call on them.

    Naga Chaitanya is currently busy wrapping up his upcoming film Sahasame Swaasagaa Saagipo which is on the verge of completing its shoot. Also, he is simultaneously shooting for his next film Majnu which is the official remake of Malayalam hit Premam.

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    Sankranti Movies Verdict 2016 – A Statistical Report


    The stakes were high and the bets completed. Of the four films to release this Sankranti, there is a unanimous feeling that all the four films were different from each other and belonging to different genres. This is wonderful news for Tollywood that it selected four different varieties of films for releasing this Sankranti which gave a wide variety of choice for the movie-goers.

    For those who want conventional masala fare, Balayya’s “Dictator” film has been a good bet for them to see things familiar – item songs, punch dialogues, multiple heroines and bashing of villains. For those who want the flavour of something different and intelligent with the requirement to use your brains, “Nannaku Prematho” serves the perfect fare as the smartest film with the unique avatar of NTR, the confrontationist charisma of Jagapathi Babu and the extra glamour of Rakul Preet Singh. Even though many don’t agree with dumb way in which the villain becomes a pauper in the second half, the movie has cast its spell on the audience and being released a few days before Sankranti gives it an extra edge in collections.

    For the youthful audience who are looking for non-stop entertainment and tons of comedy, “Express Raja” is a surprise pack at Sankranti. Excellent production values, power-packed comedy scenes and towering performance by Saptagiri and Prabhas Seenu besides the style of Sharwanand are drawing the audiences in droves. And finally, the real Sankranti festivities and the glamour of village life in all its rich forms are available in only one movie – which is making the rural masses and those who like the quieter pleasures of life flock to  – “Soggade Chinni Nayana”. With a crazy title, attractive dialect, unique Socio-fantasy angle and the power-packed performance of King Nagarjuna, SCN is on its way to be a blockbuster for Sankranti even though it released a day later.

    Finally, all four films, by their varied genres and diverse fan bases of the heroes have the potential to rake in the moolah at the box-office. The good news again is that all of them are made on reasonable budgets and should make quicker bucks.

    From an ROI perspective :

    Nannaku Prematho” is the costliest of the lot to make money and the extra day of release in the long weekend should hold it in good stead. With a budget of Rs.40 crores, it is already counting upwards of 35.5 Crores in India and USA for 5 days. “Nannaku Prematho” has collected a cumulative share of Rs.28.5 crores share for 5 days in the domestic markets as per Reliance Entertainments representative Shibasish Sarkar, and has collected another 7 Crores Share ( $1.63M Gross = $1.04M Share) in the USA market.It could well end up collecting over Rs.45 crores making it a decent hit. However, to be termed as a hit by all corners, this movie needs to be sustain reasonably in second week too. B,C Centers were seen drop in collections already while A Centers and Overseas are holding up good.

    Dictator” is the only white elephant which can make good money in the B and C centers and the areas where Balayya fans feast on his movies like Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions. Made at around Rs.27-30 crores,collected 15.1 Crores share in 5 days (including today) in Telugu states and in USA disaster obviously.It has less chance to break even through theatrical rights but with satellite rights it may close to break even for producers. It could still end up collecting as much as the weekend passes as the talk is paisa vasool in B,C Centers.

    Note : Dictator share of Karnataka and other non-telugu states is not included, we will update as we know

    Soggade Chinni Nayana” is made at a cost of Rs.18-19 crores and may go into profit pool once the collections cross Rs.20 crores. Historically, no Nagarjuna film (except “Manam” which had a different appeal because of ANR) had ever crossed Rs.35 crores. “Soggade Chinni Nayana” in 3 days had collected 10.4 Crores Share in Telugu States,2 Crore share in USA( $533K Gross), 1 crore from Karnataka and other indian states.

    From a ROI, Currently sitting at 13.4 Crores share, if SCN crosses Rs.30 crores mark, the film will make 1.57 times return on investment for Producer Nagarjuna.

    Express Raja” is likely to make the good ROI. Express Raja has collected 3.97 Crores share in first four days in telugu states, 85 lakhs share in USA ($253K Gross) and Total 4.82 Crores share.Made at an moderate cost of Rs.8 Crores, it is likely to end up collecting around Rs.10 crores share which means an ROI of 1.25 times. Now, that is the power of ROI versus collections mania usually measured in Tollywood.

    India and USA Shares :

    1. Nannaku Prematho 5 days : 35.5 Crores
    2. Soggade Chinni Nayana 3 days : 13.4 Crores
    3. Dictator 5 days : 15.1 Crores
    4. Express Raja 4 days : 4.82 Crores

    Note : Dictator share of Karnataka and other non-telugu states is not included, we will update as we know

    In summary, the Sankranti promises to be a good money-spinning proposition for distributors as all the four genre films may end up making money for the distributors because of the average-to-above-average talk for all the films. It is only the producer who may have different returns on investment. But at the moment, nobody is complaining this Sankranti and after the good run of “Nenu Sailaja” which ushered in the new year 2016, Tollywood is happy with the crop of Sankranti.

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    Soggade Chinni Nayana Review : A Family Package


    Soggade Chinni Nayana Movie Review

    The wait for the last film of the Sankranti season is over. Released on Makara Sankranti, “Soggade Chinni Nayana” is the film fits to the aspirations of the festival moviegoer. Directed by Kalyan Krishna and produced by Nagarjuna himself, the movie is a warm family story with a broad message, heart-tugging emotions and some genuine comedy with Brahmanandam with a socio-fantasy touch – that is in essence, SCN for you.

    The plot has come in several ANR films like “Aalu Magalu” and “Edanthasthula Meda” . Young Nagarjuna is a super-rich NRI cardiologist married to Lavanya Tripathi. But they are not happily married and don’t enjoy marital bliss together because of his workaholicism and obsession with profession. Lavanya wants divorce but Nag says even that must be blessed by his mother Ramya Krishna, w/o late Bangarraju (Senior Nagarjuna). Both head to the village where Zamindar Bangarraju lived like a king and a catnip (a Casanova with women) as long as he lived before getting killed in an accident. Ramya pleads for her husband’s intervention to consummate his son’s marriage. Bangarraju (Sr.Nagarjuna) is sent by Lord Yama (Naga Babu) to the earth but on a condition and a special mission. Find out what the special mission and the condition is before all the fun starts with Sr.Nag’s return to his home…

    Direction and Characterization:
    From the story point of view, the plot is not suited to modern sensibilities nor logical for a Spirit to settle conjugal matters but films being liberal in imagination, anything goes in the name of giving different content. The basic story outline of conjugal discord was penned by the sensible producer of “Ashta Chamma” fame Ram Mohan. Inter-mixed with socio-fantasy, this genre  always has an appeal for audiences and director has tested it well with the combining of “Yama” element, ghost, romance and village rivalries. Even in creating scenes where you could have crossed the line of decency in showing scenes that needed to get intimacy of a married couple, the director shows good balance and control. For example, even in scenes where Sr.Nag is seen as serenading like Jr.Nag, the director shows class and restraint in ensuring the generation gap is minded by Sr.Nag just before any mischief can happen. The director only fails in building the scenes with speed and crispness.

    The first half seems predictable though entertaining. It is the second half which is stuffed with good sentiments, crisp dialogues that rev up the right emotions and then complete the formalities. Of all the films that came this Sankranti, this is the only film that shows a sensible second half and a feel-goodness. The scenes with Brahmanandam as the Guru who can communicate with spirits are quite hilarious and once again proves that given the right characterisation, Brahmi can still strike the bull’s eye. Director has taken care to reflect all the motifs and symbols of rural prosperity that one likes to see in festival time – from panche Kattu to the lush green paddy fields, from riding Bullet on kaccha roads to swathes of red chillies and coconuts.

    The only errors in the film are of substance and not the form in which it is presented. .

    Ramya Krishna steals the show with impeccable class and dignity that resonates the womanly feelings well. In each scene she emotes with Senior Nag and the younger generation, there is a brilliance of body language that shows her class. Her dialogues also ooze out lot of maturity and wisdom. Naga Babu is exemplary as Lord Yama and gives the most-meaningful interpretation of the Lord of Death after Satyanarayana. Since Telugu film-makers’ obsession with Yama theme knows no bounds, Naga Babu can see gainful employment as Yama in the days to come. Lavanya Tripathi is just cute and beautiful as the wife of the Jr.Nag. Even though her characterization is regressive for a feminist-minded modern female, she does justice to the role etched.

    Nagarjuna definitely walks away with all the honors in the film. After a long time, his actions, mannerisms and his rustic diction with all the Telugu mandalikams of the Coastal Andhra will please everybody. He looks fit, delicate, mean and loving as the situation demands and knows how to get the audiences roaring with his simple demeanor. Music by Anup Rubens resembles “Manam” soundtrack but is very hummable. The special cameo song of “Soggade Chinni Nayana” with Anushka Shetty, Anasuya and Hamsa Nandini is cute but the settings could have been better. The original song borrowed from the 60s movie actually was not on ANR but actually on Jaggaiah and sung by Vanishri in her first film. Nevertheless, the song is quite apt and the title fully justified for a film of this genre and the colorful personality of Nagarjuna.

    Verdict :

    At a time when rural backdrop films hardly come by, this film is going to get the vote from rural and semi-urban masses for the Sankranti. Urban audience, Youth and Overseas crowd might not favor this movie. Even though the plot is routine, the treatment is slow, the overall connect with the audience is good for family audience. It is also strikingly neat and simple to watch without heavy dosages of violence and vulgarity. That makes this a decent Sankranti film to watch with families and friends.

    Telugu360.COM Rating: 3/5


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    Soggade Chinni Nayana trailer release today


    Akkineni Nagarjuna’s forthcoming socio fantasy thriller cum family entertainer Soggade Chinni Nayana is getting ready to hit the screens for January. The shoot was completed last month and the post production is nearing completion. Already the teaser and first look posters generated a superb buzz on the film.

    The theatrical trailer of the film will be unveiled today evening. Kalyan Krishna is the director and Annapurna Studios banner is producing the film. Ramya Krishna and Lavanya Tripathi are the female leads and Nagarjuna will be seen father – son roles. Anup Rubens is the music composer and the audio will be unveiled by the end of this month.

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    Three crazy films gearing up for Christmas release


    December is one of the most preferred months for Tollywood filmmakers as they cash in on the advantage of Christmas holidays followed by the New Year and Sankranthi festival. Every year we notice a number of crazy films getting released in December. Likewise, audience are in for a bigger treat this year as well.

    Already, three crazy films have been confirmed to release in December. One of them is Varun Tej’s next film, which is tentatively titled ‘Maa Amma Mahalakshmi’, in Puri Jagannadh direction. This film is going to release in mid December. Nagarjuna’s socio fantasy thriller Soggade Chinni Nayana is also in Christmas race. The film, a Kalyan Krishna directional, is slated to hit the screens on December 18th.

    Apart from these two films, Mohan Babu – Allari Naresh’s Mama Manchu Alludu Kanchu is also getting ready to hit the screens in the last week of December. A couple of other films are also likely to enter the Christmas race.

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    Soggade Chinninayana Shooting Schedule


    Nagarjuna Akkineni is busy shooting for debutant Kalyan Krishna’s Soggade Chinninayana in which he is playing a double role. Nagarjuna is paired with Ramya Krishna and Lavanya Tripathi in this film.

    Soggade Chinninayana shoot is happening in and around Hyderabad. Tillbyesterday the movie was canned in Annapoorna Studios. From today the unit will move to Ramanaidu Studios, Nanakramguda to shoot some important scenes. Unit will move to Badami, Karnataka on the 11th of September to complete an outdoor schedule in which a few scenes and song will be shot. Annapoorna studios are planning to wrap up the shoot by September 24th 2015. Makers are looking at December 2015 release for this comedy film set in rural background.

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    Fans awaiting Akkineni bonanza


    Akkineni fans are a happy lot these days. Recently 3 teasers of Akkineni films were launched for Akkineni Nagarjuna’s birthday. Soggade Chinninayana teaser was the surprise package of the day with King Nagarjuna playing to the galleries in a rural mass avatar. The much awaited teaser of Akhil satisfied the fans who are eaerly waiting for the lauch of thid Akkineni scion. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo teaser stayed true to Gautham Menon’s style of making. Akkineni fans are now spoilt for choice and will have a spate of release in the last quarter of 2015. Akhil will be the first release this Dusserah on October 21st 2015. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo will release in November/December 2015 closely followed by Soggade Chinninayana whose release date is unclear as of now. Added to these three, there is a multistarrer waiting in the wings. Naharjuna and Karthi’s multistarrer in the direction of Vamsi Paidipally which will release in 2016. Well and truly a feast for Akkineni Fans is in the offing.

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    Vinayak to launch Naga Chaitanya teaser


    August 29th 2015 is going to be a memorable day for Akkineni fans around the world. First look teaser of Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s next film Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo will be launched on that day along with the first look teaser of Akhil and Soggade Chinni Nayana. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo teaser will be launched by V.V.Vinayak. Goutham Menon is directing this film in which Manjima Mohan will be seen beside Naga Chaitanya. A.R.Rahman is scoring tunes for this film. Kona Venkat, who is producing this film in association with his friends promises that this road movie will be a memorable hit for Naga Chaitanya.

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