Many recent releases were hit by the currency ban in the country leading to a crumble in the domestic collection numbers. One such film in the list is Gautam Menon and Naga Chaitanya’s Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo. SSS, as predicted by trade pundits, is said to have less occupancy and collections in the country.
The movie grossed around Rs 2.55 crores in Nizam and AP on the screening day (Friday).
Surprisingly, the movie got a good opening in the US box office. SSS and its Tamil version Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (AYM) minted close to $70000 from the premiere shows, reported Praneetha Media and Tentkotta, the US distributors of the films.
The opening day got good response too. The movies raked in $120K on Friday in the country.
The weekend collection is also expected to stay high. On Saturday alone, SSS minted $73.5K, while AYM closed at $65K. The movies were released in close to 90 screens in America and AYM also emerged as Simbu’s career best opening in the US.
Making most of the US collections, both of the versions of the film got good reviews. While the Gautam Menon’s Telugu version has Naga Chaitanya and Manjima Mohan, the Tamil version has Chimbu and the same heroine playing the lead roles.
SSS was said to have brought the director-actor combo to recreate the blockbuster hit Ye Maya Chesave’s magic. Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo was bankrolled by Menon under his home banner Photon Kathaas and Ondraga Entertainment. Academy Award winner A R Rahman was also roped in to compose music for the films.
The romantic thriller was said to be Menon’s first attempts to enter commercial film-making. However, only the complete picture of the domestic numbers will decide the fate of the movies.