Bangarraju is doing well at the box office. The film, starring Nagarjuna Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya, earned Rs 53 crore in its opening weekend. Sharing a poster of the film’s box office on Twitter, actor Akhil Akkineni congratulated the film’s crew. He wrote: “I am a proud son and a proud brother! Sankranthi is really your team #Bangarraaju congratulations! Thanks to our director @kalyankrishna_k for giving us another blockbuster.
— Akhil Akkineni (@AkhilAkkineni8) January 17, 2022
Bangarraju is the sequel to the super hit Soggade Chinni Nayana and is the second collaboration between Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya.
Speaking at an event regarding the film’s success, Naga Chaitanya said, “The film received a unanimous response from audiences. I would like to dedicate the success of this film to dad (Nagarjuna). He finished the film with the same energy he had shown while listening to the script (for the first time). He also gave us this energy. The advantage of working with director Kalyan Krishna is that he takes (the actors) close to the hearts of the audience.
Bangarraju opened in theaters on January 14, to mixed reviews from audiences and critics. However, with no other big-budget films coming out at the time, Bangarraju enjoyed Sankranthi’s festival season, despite the fear of Omicron’s cases.
Directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala, Bangarraju also features Ramya Krishnan and Krithi Shetty in lead roles.