Tamil director Thiru Krishnamurthy has made his directorial debut in Telugu Cinema with the spy thriller Chanakya starring Gopichand and Mehreen Kaur Pirzada in the lead roles. The film which has hit the big screens on 5th October 2019 has taken a poor start at the box office failing to grab the attention of movie buffs. With Sye Raa storm, Chanakya even failed to take advantage of the Dussehra holidays. After six days, the film collected a WW gross of Rs. 6.54 Cr and a WW share of Rs. 3.83 Cr. Chanakya needs a big push to get anywhere close to the safe zone. It's Teluguland share is Rs. 3.56 Cr.