Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy took the box office by the storm on the first day. Chiranjeevi’s film has beaten the collection record of Prabhas’ Saaho in some areas of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Budget-wise, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is smaller than Saaho, but the movie had an equal amount of hype, curiosity, promotion, screen count and advance booking. In fact, it is stronger than the latter in some of these aspects.
Hence, the Surender Reddy-directed period drama was expected to get a bigger opening and make better collection than the Sujeeth’s directorial venture, which is the biggest opener of 2019. Like Saaho, the first screening of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy began in the Telugu states in the wee hours of Wednesday and the film witnessed overwhelming response everywhere. Most of the cinema halls registered 100 per cent in the early morning shows. Its average occupancy stood at around 90 per cent.