Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Agnyaathavaasi’ is the biggest release in Telugu cinema this year and also in Pawan Kalyan’s career. Even before the first shows were screened, Agnyaathavaasi had collected more than a $1 million from the US premiere shows which is the highest for any Telugu film. Box office numbers from the Indian centres clocked a humongous number of approximately INR 40 crores on day 1 which includes the Telugu states and stands as the highest non-Baahubali record in Telugu cinema. However, things started changing soon after the first shows were done and reviews from all over started pouring in for the film which were not so pleasant. Weak writing, terrible screenplay and awful narration were few of the terms that were being used in the reviews which meant that the second day might see a steep fall in numbers at the box office. And as expected, collections started dipping on day 2 which was a result of the film not living up to the expectations of fans of Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivas, and Telugu movie-buffs in general.
According to latest reports, second day witnessed a box office collection of INR approximately 11 crores worldwide which is contrary to what day one witnessed. With the word spreading like fire, trade pundits are predicting that the film may soon fade away and the collection numbers may be disastrous for the distributors and exhibitors. It was expected, on day one, that the numbers will only amplify over the weekend at US and Indian box offices but experts predict that it might well be one of the disastrous starts for Telugu cinema in 2018.
Agnyaathavaasi, besides Pawan Kalyan, stars Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel as the leading ladies while actress Khushbu, Boman Irani, Rao Ramesh and Murli Sharma will be seen playing important roles in the film. Aadhi Pinisetty will be seen playing the antagonist in Agnyaathavaasi who has already donned similar role in Sarrainodu opposite Allu Arjun. The music of the film is composed by Anirudh Ravichander which is another exciting element about the film.