Only Mahesh, Rajinikanth have achieved this feat 

Only Mahesh, Rajinikanth have achieved this feat 

A trade analyst has said that Mahesh Babu and Rajinikanth are the only south Indian superstars to have got seven USD 1.5M films in the US.  The Kollywood superstar has achieved this feat with 'Darbar', while Mahesh Babu has pulled it off with 'Sarileru Neekevvaru'.  

In terms of Overseas craze, Mahesh was the first one in Tollywood to establish himself in a big way in the US.  He started doing it with 'Athadu'.  And since then, there has been no looking back.  This Sankranthi, 'SLNE' has faced a stiff challenge from Allu Arjun's 'Ala Vaikuthapurramuloo'.  Otherwise, it would have been a smooth sail into the USD 2.5 million club for the movie.

In Tamil, despite Talapathy Vijay and Thala Ajith ruling the roost in Tamil Nadu, the US hasn't deserted Rajinikanth.