Salaar Part 1: CeaseFire, featuring Prabhas in the lead role, has emerged as this year’s biggest blockbuster, etched its name in history by surpassing whopping Rs 400-crore milestone in three days of its release.
It had amassed a staggering Rs 95 crore in India on its opening day across multiple languages, according to early estimates reported by Sacnilk.
Directed by Prashanth Neel and starring Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran, the film’s global earnings exceeded Rs 400 crore, with the Indian box office contributing Rs 208 crore. The film’s success is credited to Prabhas’s star power and its extensive release in multiple languages, including Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil, making it a hit both in India and internationally.
On its opening day, Hombale Films, the production team behind Salaar, announced a global gross of Rs 175 crore. As the most significant opening film of the year in India, Salaar has garnered positive reviews, paving the way for strong word-of-mouth promotion and the potential for outstanding performance during the festive Christmas season. The film achieved a notable 73.64% Telugu Occupancy on Sunday, with a particularly high 89.25% occupancy in Hyderabad.
The movie boasts of a stellar cast, including Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, and Jagapathi Babu in key roles. Directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur, the film has a runtime of 2 hours and 55 minutes and holds an ‘A’ certificate from the censor board due to its intense combat scenes, violence, and battle sequences.
Despite its commercial success, Salaar received mixed reviews. In a review by News18 Showsha, the film is criticized for its excessive focus on aesthetics at the expense of the storyline. The review notes erratic shifts between past and present, disorganized writing, rapid character introductions, and a plot that only gains momentum post-intermission, leaving the viewer somewhat disoriented.