For any actor making his debut in the movie industry, receiving a positive response from the audience on the first day would be considered a good start. However, if an actor receives rave reviews from the audience as well as breaks previous industry records for first day collections, it could be considered the actor arrived in style. This is the case with Panja Vaisshnav Tej and his debut movie Uppena which is setting the box office on fire with its exceptional opening run.
Social media is abuzz with how Uppena is now being considered the movie with the highest first day collections for a debut actor. Uppena raked in a whopping Rs. 9.12 crores on its opening day in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh combined. Usually tier 1 heroes rake in figures like Uppena did on its first day.
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Vaisshnav Tej can call Uppena a dream debut considering he is way ahead of his competitors for the highest first day collections. The previous record was held by Akkineni AKhil for his movie Jua which received Rs. 7.6 crores on its first day. This is followed by Ram Charan with Chirutha earning Rs. 3.75 crores and Varun Tej with Mukunda which raked in Rs. 3.35 crores on its first day.
Uppena released in theaters on 12th February, 2021 and it stars Panja Vaisshnav Tej as the lead actor. Vaisshnav Tej is the latest scion from the family of Megastar Chiranjeevi to make his debut in Tollywood. Krithi Shetty is also making her debut as a lead actress in a Telugu movie. Earlier she worked in the Kannada and Tamil film industries. Uppena is directed by Buchi Babu Sana and has Vijay Sethupathi playing the role of the antagonist.