Setback for Karthi
Karthi is really going through a rough patch in Telugu. After 'Oopiri', he had an opportunity to grow bigger and stronger in the Telugu market.
But after two years, he has found himself in a soup. 'Chinna Babu', despite being a family entertainer and belonging to a safe genre, is a disaster, running losses to the tune of 50 percent or thereabouts. Collecting a share of not more than Rs. 2.75 CR after 5 days (in the Telugu States), the Pandiraj-directed movie is a damp squib.
'Khakee', released last year, was a very good cop drama. But the film couldn't collect a share of more than Rs. 6 CR. While this is decent, it should have made more. And Mani Ratnam's 'Cheliyaa', earlier in the Summer of 2017, was a total washout.