Radhe Shyam, the period romantic drama starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde, has collected Rs 104 crore at the box office in India as of Monday, Anupam Reddy, Secretary of the Telangana State Film Chamber of Commerce, told Silverscreen India.
The pan-Indian film from the Telugu industry, which was released on Friday, has thus entered the 100-crore club in just four days.
Radhe Shyam has achieved this feat despite failing to make an impression with the critics, most of whom praised the film for its visuals but found the story and screenplay lacking.
Set in 1970s Europe and featuring Prabhas and Hedge as a palmist and doctor, respectively, Radhe Shyam is directed by Radha Krishna Kumar. Backed by UV Creations and T-Series, it was made on big-budget.
The film opened to a good response in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, thanks to Prabhas’ stardom. The genre attracted a wide variety of audience and the film collected Rs 64 crore gross worldwide on its first day.
It is notably the first film to release after Andhra Pradesh revised its ticket rates and permitted screening five shows a day in theatres.
While it took Radhe Shyam four days to make the 100-crore club in India, it grossed Rs 119 crore worldwide in just two days.
Speaking to Silverscreen India, Reddy said that the film collected Rs 49.35 crore (producer share) and Rs 78 crore (gross) in the two Telugu-speaking states during its first four days. He added that the all-India share of Radhe Shyam is around Rs 65 crore.
However, the film has failed to make much of a dent in the Hindi market. According to Box Office India, the Hindi version of Radhe Shyam collected only Rs 15.50 crore (nett) in four days. Its Monday earnings were a meagre Rs 1.50 crore (nett), down almost 70% from the day of its release.
Reddy confirmed that the crowd for the Hindi version was “very low,” while The Kashmir Files, the Hindi film which also released on Friday, is running with full occupancy.
It is to be noted that The Kashmir Files does not have any dubbed versions running in theatres, while Radhe Shyam was released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and other languages.