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Salaar Surpasses ₹650 Crore Worldwide: Joins Telugu Blockbuster Elite with Baahubali 2


Salaar Soars to ₹650 Crore Club: A Milestone in Telugu Cinema’s Global Dominance

Salaar, the highly anticipated Prabhas-starrer film, has made an impressive mark at the global box office, crossing the ₹650 crore milestone on its 13th day of release. This achievement places Salaar in the esteemed ₹650 crore club, alongside iconic Telugu blockbusters such as Baahubali 2 and RRR. Film trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan shared the latest worldwide box office figures on social media, highlighting  remarkable performance.

In a tweet on X (formerly Twitter), Vijayabalan expressed, “movie  worldwide box office… Prabhas’ movie ENTERS ₹650 crore club on its 13th Day. ₹650 crore+ south movies – Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire, Baahubali, Jailer, 2.0, KGF: Chapter 2, RRR, Baahubali 2…” This accomplishment underscores Salaar’s commercial success and places it among the highest-grossing south Indian films.

Providing a detailed breakdown of Salaar’s box office journey, Vijayabalan stated the film’s earnings on each office trajectory showcases its substantial earnings, with day 1 starting at ₹176.52 crore and a consistent performance leading to a cumulative total of ₹650.41 crore by day 13.

Earlier in the week, Vijayabalan had also reported that moviehad secured its position as the third-highest-grossing Telugu film, trailing behind the monumental successes of Baahubali 2 and RRR. He tweeted, “Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire ZOOMS past ₹650 crore gross mark at the worldwide box office. movie BEATS Baahubali and Jailer lifetime figure of ₹650 cr to become the fifth highest-grossing film from south after 2.0, KGF: Chapter 2, RRR and Baahubali 2.”


Highlighting the exclusive ₹650 crore club, Vijayabalan listed the notable stars who have achieved this remarkable feat in the south Indian film industry. Prabhas joins the likes of Rajinikanth, Yash, Jr NTR, and Ram Charan in this elite group of actors with films that have grossed over ₹650 crore.

Examining the landscape of ₹650 crore-grossing south Indian films, the list includes Yash’s KGF: Chapter 2, the 2022 Kannada period action film directed by Prashanth Neel, and the 2017 Telugu action drama Baahubali 2: The Conclusion directed by SS Rajamouli. Additionally, SS Rajamouli’s 2022 Telugu period action film RRR, the 2018 Tamil fantasy action film 2.0 directed by S Shankar, and Rajinikanth’s Jailer contribute to the prestigious club.

Salaar, directed and written by Prashanth Neel, features Prabhas and Prithviraj Sukumaran in lead roles, supported by a stellar cast including Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Bobby Simha, Tinnu Anand, Easwari Rao, Sriya Reddy, and Ramachandra Raju. The film’s success at the box office reaffirms Prabhas’s star power and sets the stage for the much-anticipated sequel. As Prabhas recently revealed, the filming of the sequel is set to commence soon, promising more excitement and entertainment for fans of the Salaar franchise.

Salaar’s journey to the ₹650 crore club is not only a testament to its box office prowess but also a reflection of the larger success of the Telugu film industry on the global stage. The film’s impressive earnings have solidified its position as a major player in the league of blockbuster Indian cinema.

As Salaar continues to make waves, it’s important to acknowledge the significant contributions of other south Indian films that have paved the way for such monumental successes. Yash’s KGF: Chapter 2, with its gripping narrative and stellar performances, has captivated audiences worldwide. The 2017 Telugu epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, directed by SS Rajamouli, remains an iconic cinematic achievement that set new standards for Indian cinema.

The inclusion of SS Rajamouli’s RRR in the ₹650 crore club further underscores the director’s Midas touch and his ability to create cinematic spectacles that resonate with audiences globally. The film, featuring Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, and an ensemble cast, has added another feather to Rajamouli’s cap.

The 2018 Tamil fantasy action film 2.0, directed by S Shankar and starring Rajinikanth, showcased the industry’s capability to push creative boundaries with cutting-edge technology and visual effects. Rajinikanth, a stalwart in Indian cinema, has consistently delivered box office hits, and his film Jailer’s inclusion in the ₹650 crore club reaffirms his status as a cinematic legend.

The diverse range of films contributing to the ₹650 crore club highlights the richness and variety of storytelling in the south Indian film industry. From period dramas to action-packed spectacles, each film brings its unique flavor to the table, resonating with audiences across language and cultural boundaries.

Salaar’s success also emphasizes the star power of Prabhas, who has garnered a massive fan following not just in India but globally, thanks to his impactful performances and choice of films. His involvement in Salaar, coupled with the anticipation for the sequel, sets the stage for continued success and cements his position as one of the leading actors in the Indian film industry.

Looking ahead, the success of Salaar and other films in the ₹650 crore club bodes well for the future of Indian cinema. The industry’s ability to produce high-quality content that appeals to a diverse audience is a promising sign of continued growth and recognition on the global stage.

In conclusion, Salaar’s entry into the ₹650 crore club is a momentous achievement for the film and the Telugu film industry at large. As audiences eagerly await the sequel and new cinematic experiences, it’s clear that the Indian film industry is on an upward trajectory, making significant strides in both creativity and commercial success.

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