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Shah Rukh Khan cheers for Mahesh Babu as Guntur Kaaram hits theatres; This is what SRK said...

Shah Rukh Khan cheered for Mahesh Babu's latest release, anticipating action, emotion, and mass entertainment.

Shah Rukh Khan cheers for Mahesh Babu as Guntur Kaaram hits theatres; This is what SRK said...
Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Jawan; Mahesh Babu in Guntur Kaaram

Last Updated: 05.51 PM, Jan 13, 2024


On Friday, Mahesh Babu's 28th film, Guntur Kaaram, hit the big screen, coinciding with the Makar Sankranti weekend. Sreeleela plays the female lead in Trivikram Srinivas's film. Several celebrities, over time, gave a shoutout to the film.Shah Rukh Khan took to his X page (formerly Twitter) and posted that he is looking forward to watching the Mahesh Babu-starrer.

Shah Rukh Khan gives a shoutout to Mahesh Babu

The superstar wrote, "Looking forward to #GunturKaaram, my friend @urstrulyMahesh!!! A promising ride of action, emotion, and, of course, mass! Highly inflammable! (sic)"

Check out his post below:

For the uninitiated, an underworld king (Mahesh Babu) becomes involved in a love affair with a journalist (Sreeleela), who is hell-bent on exposing the city's criminal activities as the film delves into the seedy underbelly of Guntur city.

Guntur Kaaram also stars Meenakshi Chaudhary, Ramya Krishna, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, and Jagapathi Babu in pivotal roles.

Critical reception and box office

Upon its release, critics were mostly scathing of the film, praising Babu's performance while criticising the directing, writing, narrative, and soundtrack.

The first-day collections at the box office revealed Guntur Kaaram's staggering Rs. 33 crore share in Telugu states. What makes these numbers noteworthy is that they represent Mahesh's career highs. Parasuram directed Mahesh Babu's film, Sarkaru Vaari Pata, which had previously held the record.

Day one earnings for the action drama in Telangana were Rs. 11.50 crore, which is the highest for Mahesh ever. However, today the film will face tough competition from Venkatesh's Saindhav and HanuMan, another Sankranthi movie that had a fantastic opening weekend.

The director of Guntur Kaaram, Trivirkam Srinivas, is responsible for Mahesh's blockbusters, Athadu and Khaleja. Needless to say, Guntur Kaaram fell short of everyone's lofty expectations.

Mutual admiration

Meanwhile, earlier, Mahesh praised SRK's Jawan, released in September 2023. He had posted on X, "#Jawan... blockbuster cinema... @Atlee_dir delivers king-size entertainment with the King himself!! He comes up with his career's best film. The aura, charisma, and screen presence of @iamsrk are unmatched. He’s on fire here!! Jawan will break his own records. How cool is that? Stuff of the legends! (sic)"

Well, we do enjoy this mutual admiration between stars across the film industries.

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