Powerstar Pawan Kalyan has been introduced as brother of Megastar Chiranjeevi and he established himself as an actor. He scored his first blockbuster with Kushi which made him a star in Tollywood.
Here are some interesting facts about Pawan Kalyan Kushi:
1. Kushi directed by SJ Suriyah has been remade in Tamil. Vijay and Jyothika played the lead roles in the film.
2. Kushi has been remade into Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Bengali languages. The movie ended as a blockbuster in all the languages it has been remade.
3. AM Ratnam produced Kushi on Sri Surya Arts banner and the movie has been made on a budget of Rs 5 crores. Pawan has taken Rs 75 lakhs as remuneration for the film and it collected Rs 27 crores.
4. The movie ran for 50 days in 101 centres, 100 days in 79 centres and 175 days in 5 centres and Kushi has been declared as a blockbuster.
5. Kushi created record in Sandhya theatre, Hyderabad (RTC Crossroads) and it ran for 160 days collecting Rs 1.3 crores which is equal to Rs 5 crores.
6. Kushi released in over 200 theatres and it has been declared as a blockbuster. The movie released again after 2 years and created records again.
7. Gemini TV acquired the satellite rights of the movie for Rs 1.5 crores and MAA TV renewed it for Rs 1.6 crores and bought it for 10 years.
8. The music composed by Manisharma was a huge hit all over and 55 lakh cassettes were sold out which was a huge record.
9. Pawan Kalyan was quite happy with the success of the movie and Pawan got his hair tonsured for the film.
10. The entertainment played the lead role in the film and the Nadumu scene has been used as a parody in many films. The movie has been telecasted on tv more than 250 times.