Hyderabad, April 1 - Natural Star Nani and Keerthy Suresh-fronted period action drama Dasara
was in full flow on the opening day of its release at the domestic as well as overseas box office. Directed by debutante Srikanth Odela, the movie shattered all the records of the previous films of Nani and Tier-2 Telugu actors.
Produced by Sudhakar Cherukuri, Dasara grossed an excellent 23.50 crores, including approx. 14.20 crores share in Telugu states on the first day, which is a record for a non-super star's film. The previous record belonged to Vijay Deverakonda's LIGER which grossed approx. 15 crores, including approx. 9 crores share in AP/TG.
Nani's previous biggest opening-day grosser movie was Middle Class Abbayi (MCA) which scored approx. 7.50 crores share in AP/TG. Dasara's all-India first-day gross collection is 27.40 crores, which is again a record.
Meanwhile, the movie also did fantastically well overseas on the opening day and grossed approx. 9.60 crores. The worldwide opening of the film is approx. 37 crores, which is the third highest for a Telugu movie in 2023. The movie has also crossed the $1 million (8.20 cr.) mark in the USA.