Jr NTR on Janatha Garage success: I achieved this feat after 13 years

Under the direction of Koratala Siva, the movie minted Rs 21 crore on the opening day and later joined the Rs 100 crore-club.

Written by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Updated: September 15, 2016 5:53 pm
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After getting a massive start and blockbuster box office numbers, Janatha Garage not only confused the critics but also amazed the “Young Tiger” Tarak himself who was misled by the morning reports on screening day. The film also stars Mohanlal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen.

“On September 1, when I first heard reports about the picture, I felt painful thinking that the confidence reposed in me by my fans should not go wrong. But by the evening after hearing about the response, I felt nothing more is required in my life,” shared Jr NTR. The actor was speaking at the film’s success meet on Wednesday.

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Under the direction of Koratala Siva, the movie minted Rs 21 crore on the opening day and later joined the Rs 100 crore-club. In fact, it is a million-dollar hit at the US box office too. While NTR had many hits like Birndavanam, Adhurs and the latest blockbuster Naanaku Prematho, the actor says such a feat was achieved after more than a decade.

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“Janatha Garage is a grand success that I achieved after 13 years. This is a gift to my father on his 60th birthday,” the actor said.

Film director Koratala Siva also expressed similar sentiments. “Jr NTR is my ‘separate energy’. The movie is a hit with the active support from Mohanlal, Suresh, Sai Kumar, Nithya Menen, Samantha, Devi Sri Prasad and our fans,” said Kortala Siva.

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Tollywood film director Sukumar also lauded Siva for bringing a new facet to commercial cinema. “I was shocked after watching the movie. The movie is so good. I had called up Tarak after watching it and conveyed the same to him. Koratala Siva showed that comedy isn’t always required to drive a movie,” said Sukumar.