A star’s stamina is estimated by the first week collections of his film. Why because any film has to run on its merits from the second week. Currently Mahesh Babu holds the first week record. His Businessman movie surpassed Dookudu and turned out to be the biggest opener of Tollywood. Prior to these movies, Charan’s Magadheera was at number one spot in first week collections.
Although Magadheera still holds the all time top grosser record, Mahesh Babu has beaten its first week collections twice in the span of four months. So, Ram Charan is trying to create new record for opening week. Racha is releasing in more than 1500 theaters in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, which is much higher than Businessman’s final tally.
Racha is making enough buzz to take a stunning opening, but it lacks a bankable director to have that extra pull. Will Ram Charan himself manage to do what Mahesh-Vaitla and Mahesh-Puri have jointly done? Even Charan was supported by Rajamouli when he set the first week record with Magadheera. But this time, he will have to do it all by himself.