Lal Salaam Telugu Version Sees a Disastrous Opening. The opening numbers are the lowest ever for a Rajinikanth presence film. Even though he was not the main lead, he played a crucial role with very good screen time. The character was present throughout the film. It was not a 2-minute or 5-minute cameo, so it did not feel like it was not a Rajinikanth film
The team did not focus on the Telugu market, even though Rajinikanth played a good extended role and AR Rahman composed the music. There were offline promotions and content promotions too. The songs were not released in Telugu. The trailer was released just a day before, and most people did not know that the Lal Saalm Telugu version trailer had been released.
The release also faces issues in many stations, with noon shows canceled due to delays in content. All stations in Telugu states opened with very low numbers and poor reports. Most theaters saw deficits on the opening day itself. Lal Salaam Telugu states opening day share is less than 20 lakhs, which indicates how disastrously it opened.
Lal Salaam Telugu Version is an Epic Disaster with No Possibility for Performance. The Tamil version opens with okayish numbers and decent reports. Need to see how it holds in Tamil. Considering the budget and Rajinikanth’s presence, even the Tamil openings are not satisfying. The entire blame should go to the makers for not promoting the film well, and the genre also impacts in a big way