Published On: Jun 9, 2018 6:54 PM IST

Mahesh’s BAN : Verdict – Blockbuster, Trade – Not a Blockbuster

Mahesh Babu’s political drama, Bharath Ane Nenu received high praises from a section of the audience, thanks to the hard-hitting content. The political drama opened to unanimous reports all over and continued the study run for a week. Sadly, the movie lost the heat as it failed to attract the repeat audience and that was the risk Koratala Siva took while picking the subject.

Going by the trade reports, the movie collected a total of Rs 96 crores(Worldwide) in its full run. That puts it Rs 5 crores short of the pre-release business it made. The overseas circuit saw very little profits while a few areas in the Telugu states managed to reap benefits for the distributors.

Everyone expected Bharath Ane Nenu to work wonders at the box office as a positive word of mouth for Mahesh’s film can create a rampage at the ticket counters. However, the movie had to settle down with just above average collections. All in all, Bharath Ane Nenu’s verdict suggested that a blockbuster was on cards, but that is not the case with the closing trade reports.