It is a known fact that Megastar Chiranjeevi established himself as the no.1 of Telugu cinema a few decades ago and at that time, it was Balakrishna who lagged behind him at no.2. After Chiranjeevi took a long break and marked a return with Khaidi No. 150, he proved yet again that he is far ahead of his competitors. He hit a double margin over Balakrishna’s Gowtham Putra Satakarni which was released at the same time.
But, with movies like Acharya and Godfather, Chiranjeevi has seen huge setbacks and has just Waltair Veerayya as a major success in the last 3 films. At the same time, Balakrishna is in super form with blockbusters Akhanda and Veera Simha Reddy. Even though Waltair Veerayya won over Veera Simha Reddy earlier this year, Balayya proved his stardom by scoring better openings than Chiru and Ravi Teja starrer despite mixed reviews.
Had Veera Simha Reddy received the same talk as Waltair Veerayya, then numbers would have been definitely different. Coming to Chiranjeevi, after Waltair Veerayya, Chiranjeevi has faced a massive setback with Bhola Shankar and he is in a bad form.
With Bhagavanth Kesari, Balkrishna has a great chance of proving his supremacy. If he manages to deliver 80Cr+, 90Cr+ shares then definitely he will take the lead over Chiranjeevi. Already, Balakrishna has matched Chiranjeevi’s film in terms of business. If Bhagavanth Kesari becomes a blockbuster then definitely its advantage Balayya.