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Ravi Teja's Balupu opens big at box-office

IANS  Chennai, July 03, 2013
First Published: 17:27 IST(3/7/2013) | Last Updated: 19:40 IST(3/7/2013)

After six back-to-back flops, Telugu actor Ravi Teja can finally breathe a sigh of relief as his latest film Balupu has struck gold at the box-office by earning Rs.8.03 crore in the opening weekend in Andhra Pradesh.

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The film released June 28 and despite mixed reviews from the critics, it kept the cash registers ringing. It was reportedly made on a budget of Rs.40 crore.

"It (Balupu) registered the best ever opening for a Ravi Teja film, raking in Rs.8.03 crore in three days," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.

"Audiences loved Ravi Teja in his comeback mass avatar. I think the director-hero combination worked really well for the second time in a row," he added.

Ravi Teja and director Gopichand Malineni had previously worked in Don Seenu, which was a blockbuster.

Also starring Shruti Haasan, Anjali, Brahmanadam, Ali, Ashutosh Rana, Ajay, Prakash Raj, Jayaprakash Reddy and Lakshmi Rai, Balupu was produced by PVP Cinema.

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