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Sarkaru Vaari Paata producers, director Parasuram confident of the film's commercial prospects despite mixed reviews

The Mahesh Babu-Keerthy Suresh starrer wasn't received kindly by critics and audiences

  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 03.37 PM, May 12, 2022

Sarkaru Vaari Paata producers, director Parasuram confident of the film's commercial prospects despite mixed reviews
Parasuram, Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar

May 12 has been a day that Mahesh Babu's fans have been waiting with bated breath for over two years now. They finally got to watch their idol on the big screen today, but it wasn't exactly the commercial potboiler they would have hoped for. Sarkaru Vaari Paata, that also starred Keerthy Suresh, Samuthirakani, Vennela Kishore and Subbaraju in key roles, was significantly criticised for its bland second half and the regressive treatment of the romantic track between the lead pair by critics and audiences alike.

Yet, in most places, Sarkaru Vaari Paata, written and directed by Parasuram Petla, has registered impressive openings owing to the hype created by the well-cut trailer, promos and a terrific album by S Thaman. Going by what it collected at the premiere shows, the numbers are only second to SS Rajamouli's RRR. In a meet organised by the makers post its release, director Parasuram mentioned that a newspaper article served as an inspiration for the story besides conveying his happiness for the responses to Mahesh's character in the film.

Parasuram expressed confidence that the film has enough meat in it to reach out to all audiences. The producer Naveen Yerneni, concurring with the director, is sure that the action entertainer is certain to collect big numbers in the first couple of weeks. Thanking Parasuram and Mahesh Babu for their contributions, Naveen is thrilled that Sarkaru.. has gone past the 1 million dollar mark in the US (through premieres), claiming it's the second biggest grosser in the region after RRR for the premiere day.

Sarkaru Vaari Paata may even be remade in multiple languages, the producer hinted. While adding that Mahesh Babu is set to reach audiences across the country with his film for SS Rajamouli, he felt it may not be possible for fans to see Mahesh Babu in such an energetic role again. Amazon Prime Video has grabbed the post-theatrical streaming rights for the film. Cinematographed by R Madhie, Sarkaru Vaari Paata's team also comprises art director AS Prakash, editor Marthand K Venkatesh.