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`Millionaire Turns Slumdog' earns blockbuster tag, makers joyous

Mon, Jul 04, 2016, 12:19 PM
Actor-composer Vijay Antony's Telugu drama "Bichagadu", which has raked in over Rs 20 crore in Andhra and Telangana, has earned the blockbuster tag. Its makers are joyous.

"Bichagadu" is the Telugu dubbed version of "Pichaikkaran".

"On an investment of Rs 50 lakh, 'Bichagadu' made over Rs 20 crore. If this isn't a blockbuster, then what is? It's still running to packed houses in over 200 screens in both the states. No dubbed film in recent years has been as successful as 'Bichagadu'," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.

Producer C. Srinivas, who acquired the Telugu dubbing rights of the film, feels it's "unbelievable".

"I know I bought a good film which was received well in Tamil. But I never expected the film to do so well in Telugu. My phone hasn't stopped ringing. All the distributors are extremely happy with the success of the film," he said.

A story about a millionaire who decides to give up his affluent life and turns to begging to save his ailing mother after a sage tells him to do so, has struck a chord with the masses.
Agency: IANS

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