Gopichand, Mehreen Kaur Pirzada and Zareen Khan starrer spy thriller movie Chanakya has done a worldwide theatrical business of Rs 12 crores. The area wise break up of the pre-release business of Chanakya is as follows.
Nizam: Rs 3.70 Cr
Ceded: Rs 2.00 Cr
Nellore: Rs 0.40 Cr
Krishna: Rs 1.05 Cr
Vizag: Rs 1.25 Cr
East Godavari: Rs 0.80 Cr
West Godavari: Rs 0.70 Cr
AP/TS Pre-release business of Chanakya: Rs 10.70 Cr
Karnataka: Rs 0.60 Cr
Rest of India: Rs 0.10 Cr
Overseas: Rs 0.60 Cr
World wide Pre-release business of Chanakya: Rs 12.00 Cr
Directed by Thiru, the movie features Gopichand as a RAW agent. Thiru who makes his Telugu debut with this upcoming drama had earlier directed four Tamil films. Thiru is fluent in Telugu as well. The title Chanakya hints at the actor’s cunning and scheming tendencies.
Recently during the media interaction, Thiru revealed about this film and said, “ The first half of Chanakya has its share of entertainment from actors Sunil, Raghu Babu, Ali, and heroine Mehreen Kaur Pirzada.” The film has the dialogues by Abburi Ravi. Thiru affirms that he conceived this film Chanakya primarily for the Telugu audience and didn’t have a bilingual prospect in mind.