Three among four films of Prince Mahesh have recently scored disasters at the box office. Mahesh's '1-Nenokkadine', 'Aagadu' and his latest offing 'Brahmotsavam' became duds at the ticket windows. Nonetheless, 'Sirmanthudu's blockbuster success has become a big relief for the star. The movie minted Rs.83 crores including all versions and stood as the second biggest earner of Tollywood next to 'Baahubali'.
Young Tiger Ntr, on the other side, had been in awful situation with a string of failures until 'Rabhasa'. His 'Temper' and 'Naannaku Prematho' entered Rs.40 crores and Rs.50 crores clubs and stood as above average grossers at the box office in respective periods.
Right now, Ntr's 'Janatha Garage' is carrying never seen hype among Ntr's films. The movie is getting record number of screens in all the Southern states. Since the first day and the first week's predictions are too high, the film is also hoped to stand the second biggest grosser of Tollywood beating 'Srimanthudu'. If at all this to happen, Ntr may outsmart Mahesh at the trade peoples' calculations in terms of collections and star power of heroes upto the next releases of both the stars.