Superstar Krishna’s comeback film “Paadipantalu”(Jan 76) collected an amazing amount of Rs9.7 lakhs in Andhra Region only in its first week (scan 2). Though the makers did not disclose its first week revenues in the other two regions, it is reasonable to assume that it would have collected another 8 lakhs from the 18 theatres in all major centres it was released initially in Nizam and Ceeded (Scan 4). Thus, its cumulative first week numbers were at par with those of NTR’s “Neeram Naadhi Kaadhu” (Q3 76 release)  (scan 3) and greater than those of Sobhan’s “Soggaadu“(released in Dec 1975) and “Raja“, which released in December 1976 (Scan 4).

PP Openings

 

 

Neeram Naadhi Kaadhu Aaakhalidhi

Raja

 

SSK Solo

 

PP Centres

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