‘Yamudu 2’ strikes gold for Suriya in Andhra Pradesh


The Tamil version of Suriya Sivakumar-starrer “Singam 2” has been declared a hit, while its Telugu dubbed version titled “Yamudu 2” has registered the highest opening for a movie featuring the actor in Andhra Pradesh.

Both versions of the film released worldwide July 5.

While “Singam 2” raked in Rs.9.25 crore on its opening day in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, the Telugu dubbed version “Yamudu 2” collected Rs.3.75 crore in Andhra Pradesh in the opening weekend.

“This is the best ever opening for a Suriya film in Andhra Pradesh, especially because after all his recent dubbed films in Telugu turned out to be duds,” trade analyst Trinath told IANS.

Despite criticism for being over-commercial and extremely lengthy, “Yamudu 2” managed to attract audiences.

Reportedly made on a budget of Rs.45 crore, “Yamudu 2” directed by Hari Gopalakrishnan, is the sequel to “Yamudu”. It also features Hansika Motwani and Anushka Shetty.

Suriya clarifies

Suriya, who is making his debut in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Raktha Charithra’, has said that his focus would always be on south Indian films.
“If I get roles that excite me I will surely do movies in Bollywood. But my preference is always south and I will not stop doing films in Tamil,” the actor has said.

Thrilled about working with RGV, he said, “I feel Raktha Charithra would be a perfect launch pad for me in Bollywood. He (RGV) is one of the finest filmmakers and it was my longtime desire to work with him.”

Based on the life of slain Andhra Pradesh political leader Paritala Ravindra, the film also has Vivek Oberoi and Priyamani in pivotal roles. “Vivek is a comfortable colleague. I enjoyed working with him,” said Suriya. The film is made in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil languages.