Mumbai, August 26 - Actor Nikhil Siddhartha's blockbuster Karthikeya 2
has surpassed Prabhas and Pooja Hegde's Radhe Shyam
's lifetime collection in Hindi languages. Radhe Shyam, which was released earlier in March this year, couldn't do justice to Prabhas' stardom in the Hindi version and ended up collecting only approx. 19.50 crores net.
"Karthikeya 2", which opened to nothing numbers of just 7 lakh but grow significantly with each passing day after getting excellent reviews and super positive word of mouth. It scored 5.75 crores net in the opening week, followed by 13.52 crores (+235%) net in the second week. The total Hindi collection of the movie after 14 days reached 20.11 crores.
There is no comparison between Radhe Shyam and Karthikeya 2 as the Prabhas-starrer movie was made on a huge budget and scale against K2, which has been made at a fraction of the budget of RS. However, it was the content, where Radhe Shyam fell flat whereas Karthikey 2 has been hailed as one of the best Telugu films of the year, resulting in, it also making huge noise in the dubbed Hindi version as well.
Directed by Chandoo Mondeti and produced by Abhishek Agarwal and T.G.Vishwa Prasad, "Karthikeya 2" is following the trend of Allu Arjun's "Pushpa - The Rise" in the Hindi version. While Pushpa's lifetime Hindi collection is way out of reach for Karthikeya 2, it still can end up with an excellent lifetime collection.
"Karthikeya 2" has had a good run at the USA box office so far with over $1 million gross. The total worldwide collection of the movie so far is 83 crores gross, including approx. 50 crores at the domestic Telugu version.