Telugu film ‘Pellichoopulu’ joins $1 million club

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Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Debutant Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam directed Telugu romantic-comedy “Pellichoopulu”, a low-budget indie hit, has raked in over $1 million in the US, making it the most profitable venture in terms of return on investment.

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh: “‘Pellichoopulu’ made it to the $1 million club on Saturday. Telugu film ‘Pellichoopulu’ crosses $1 million in USA. Total till 4.40 pm IST: $1,011,146 (Rs 6.78 crore).”

“Still counting…Superb,” he wrote on his Twitter page.

The film’s US theatre rights were reportedly bought for $200,000.

“On an investment of $200,000 the producer has made over $1 million and still counting. It’s phenomenal success and makes the film most profitable venture on return on investment basis,” trade analyst Trinath told IANS.

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Starring Vijay Deverakonda, Ritu Varma and Priyadarshi Pullikonda, the film tracks the journey of a boy and a girl who bond over their business venture.

The makers are in talks with superstar Salman Khan’s production house for the Hindi remake.

–IANS

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