If you’ve never heard of the movie Pushpa, you’re in for a treat. The upcoming Christmas movie is set against a backdrop of red sandalwood smuggling and stars Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna, and Fahadh Faasil. Other cast members include Dhanunjay, Rao Ramesh, and Ajay Ghosh.
While the film earned over Rs 344 crore worldwide, the Hindi version of the movie topped that number. In its first week of release, the movie collected over Rs 15 crore. And it has gone on to earn Rs 344 crore worldwide. Pushpa is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video and has been a hit with Hindi audiences. In fact, the Hindi version of the movie has been the most successful. In its second week, it has earned more than Rs 150 crore!
Despite a lack of promotion in the North, Pushpa has earned millions of rupees in its first two days at the box office. The film has a large fan base in southern states, including Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It has also become the fastest film to reach Rs 100 crore during the pandemic, earning a staggering Rs 117 crore in just two days. Its social media reactions attest to its impressive box office performance.
As it enters its sixth week, Pushpa has continued to make gains at the box office. The movie grossed Rs 8 crores in its sixth week. This puts its overall box office collection in India at about Rs 320 crores, with an additional eight to ten crores expected to come in the final week. The film has also grossed a decent amount overseas, earning more than Rs 35 crore in Nizam.
The film has earned more than Rs 365 crore worldwide, which is an astounding achievement. ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ is the third collaboration between the director and Allu Arjun. It earned over Rs 200 crore on its first day in the Hindi-speaking markets and Rs 280 crore internationally, securing 100 percent profit share for global distributors. The film’s box office collection is a testament to the quality of its promotional material, which has helped make it an instant hit.
The movie’s storyline has a few interesting twists. The plot revolves around a man called Pushpa Raj, a thief who works to smuggle red sandalwood, a material that can only be found in the Seshachalam Hills. When his employer Konda Reddy is raided by DSP Govindappa, Pushpa is able to recover the red sandalwood from him. As a result, Pushpa rises through the ranks of this smuggler’s syndicate and becomes influential. Meanwhile, Mangalam Srinu is the head of the syndicate.