Producer Sravanthi Ravi Kishore seems to be very much pleased with the response of Ram Pothineni starrer Red. The making part of Red, although completed before lockdown, makers had to wait eight months to see the film get released only in cinema halls. And the festive release of Sankranti augured well for the actor and the team on a whole.
Red has been doing exceptionally well in all centres, said Ravi Kishore. “I am happy to announce that the movie gave us to break even within just four days of its release. We’re glad to announce that the Malayalam version will be releasing on January 22 following the movie’s release in several other languages,” he said thanking the scores of Telugu audiences for making the movie a massive success.
Red generated the first-day share of Rs 6.7 crore, Rs 4.17 crore on the second day, Rs 2.71 crore and Rs 2.26 crore on the third and fourth day respectively, he added. Although the producer cast Ram in some of his previous movies, Ravi Kishore is a bit sceptic about Ram accepting the offer for Red. “It was before the release of iSmart Shankar.
I was doubtful whether he could pull off the character in it. But iSmart Shankar proved me wrong and gave me so much confidence. But the stature of an actor is gauged with his previous movie’s run at the box office. Red can’t be compared with iSmart Shankar as he has good scope to portray his talent as dual roles in Red.
Ram’s popularity has been growing over the last few years because he has been doing some class movies that audiences are attracted to. Hindi dubbed version of Nenu Sailaja crossed 300 million views and Unnadi Okkate Zindagi has touched 190 million, so this tells Ram has quite a good market away from home,” the producer said.