Even highly experienced trade Pandits cannot accurately predict a movie's result. Sometimes, highly anticipated and perfectly made movies become flop without any specific reason. One such movie in the career of Chiranjeevi is 'Chantabbai'.
'Chantabbai' was released on 22nd August, 1986. The movie was directed by Jandhyala and he made it as a full length comedy entertainer. Chiranjeevi's performance took a sudden turn and unlike his previous movies, he entertained the audience with his hilarious comedy. There is nothing in the movie to be pointed out as the reason for the flop result. This film has great comedy, perfect screenplay, melodious songs, performance oriented heroine and a nice storyline. It is simply a flawless movie.
Despite all these good elements, surprisingly, the movie was bombed at the box office. Analysts opined that, at the time of its release, Chiranjeevi fans were very much attached to his action flicks and they could not digest a comedy movie from him. If the same movie releases today, it could be a definite blockbuster, as nowadays people prefer to watch mostly comedy entertainers.