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Guntur Kaaram: Mahesh Babu faces a down curve in his 28th Lead Role.

Guntur Kaaram, a Telugu-language action drama released in 2024, was written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by S. Radha Krishna through Haarika & Hassine Creations. The star-studded cast includes Mahesh Babu, Sreeleela, Meenakshi Chaudhary, Ramya Krishna, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, and Jagapathi Babu. In May 2021, the film officially revealed the working title, marking Mahesh Babu’s 28th lead role. The movie hit theaters globally on January 12, 2024, coinciding with the Sankranti festival. Critical reception was mixed, with negative reviews targeting Trivikram’s direction, screenplay, plot, and Thaman’s musical contributions. However, Mahesh Babu’s performance received praise despite the overall criticism.

Mahesh Babu in his 28th lead role-

Mahesh Babu’s dynamic performance is highlighted as a glimmer of appeal to his fans. The actor brought energy, vitality, and a captivating presence to his role in the film. His acting was not static or one-dimensional but rather characterized by a range of emotions, expressions, and engaging qualities. Amidst other aspects of the film that may have received criticism or fell short of expectations, Mahesh’s acting stands out positively. Mahesh Babu’s performance is likely to resonate strongly with his fan base. It implies that, despite any shortcomings in other areas of the film, Mahesh Babu’s fans can find satisfaction and enjoyment in his compelling and dynamic portrayal in “Guntur Kaaram.

A still from a song in Guntur Kaaram.
A still from a song in Guntur Kaaram.

Box Office Collection

Guntur Kaaram” faced high expectations upon its theatrical release on January 12, 2024. However, with a mixed reception from critics and a negative response from the audience, the movie did not perform well at the box office. Despite a strong opening with a significant Day 1 collection of 41 crores, the film experienced a sharp decline in earnings from Day 2 onwards, sustaining throughout the week. By the end of its 1st week, “Guntur Kaaram” had accumulated a total of 107.9 crore. The 2nd-week business witnessed a further drop, with the film managing to collect only 12.95 crore. As the weeks progressed, the movie’s earnings continued to decline, concluding its 3rd week with a total collection of 3.97 crore.

A still from Guntur Kaaram.

Given the film’s current performance, it is uncertain whether it will surpass the 130 crore net mark domestically. As of now, the movie has achieved a gross total of 148.55 crore in India. The international box office contributed 31 crore to the film’s earnings, resulting in a global collection of 179.55 crore.

Guntur Kaaram bears the burden of unnecessary scenes featuring characters contributing little to the overarching plot. The underutilization of talented actors, including Meenakshii Chaudhary, Rahul Ravindran, Jagapathi Babu, Rao Ramesh, and Jayaram, further contributes to the film’s shortcomings.

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