Mani Ratnam’s Cheliyaa open to mixed reviews from critics and audience. Mani Ratnam movies usually open to packed houses on the first day because of his love stories and feel good movies. In the same way, Cheliyaa first day footfall was good because of the pre-bookings but once the word of mouth was out, it had seriously dented the collections of the movie at the box office.
First day collection of this movie in Tamil Nadu was 5.80 crores net. In AP & TG, the movie collected share of 61.79 lakhs. In US, the Telugu version has collected a gross of over $22,000, while the Tamil version has collected close to $45,000. The total collection of this movie worldwide stood at Rs 10.43 crore on Friday
The film has music composed by A. R. Rahman and cinematography by Ravi Varman. First day collections of Cheliyaa was average and now the film have to prove its mettle in the weekend to enter into safe zone for its buyers else its gonna put a big hole in their pockets.
Cheliyaa 1st Day AP/TG Collections (Share):
Nizam - 24,00,000
Ceded - 10,00,000
Uttharandhra - 6,50,000
Guntur - 4,50,000
Krishna - 4,83,000
East - 5,50,000
West - 3,70,000
Nellore - 2,76,000
Total 1st day AP/TG Share – 61.79 lakhs