Sankranthi Battle: Who Wins?
Traditional film goers are anxiously waiting for the annual sankranthi battle. Top heroes, big budget, variety, more than one crazy film set for release are the reasons for their anxiety. This time three films are gearing up to hit screens for coming Sankranthi. As roosters are getting ready for a high voltage cock fight, three top heroes of telugu film industry are as well getting ready for a high voltage battle at box-office. Nandamuri Balakrishna’s ‘NTR: Kathanayakudu’, Ramcharan’s ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’ and Venkatesh’s ‘F2’ are those three films. The third film also features Varun Tej.
The biopic of NTR titled ‘NTR: Kathanayakudu’ is one of the most awaited films of the year. This is the first part of two-part film. Director Krish is picturising the biography of renowned Nandamuru Taraka Rama Rao in two parts. The first part ‘NTR: Kathanayakudu’ is set for a release on January 9. The first part focuses on NTR’s childhood and his inspiring journey of how he became a top star and a demi-god in telugu cinema. The second part ‘NTR: Mahanayakudu’ focuses on NTR’s political journey including founding of Telugu Desam Party, influencing Telugu people in a way that no other politician was able to do. Filming a biopic is not a cake walk. Critics keenly observes each and every scene of the film. A fault or a deviation from the real story is what they will be looking for and that is enough for them to corner the director for years. Director Krish is having a huge task ahead of him. Acting like NTR is the most difficult task. He is like a demi-god to his fans, playing his role successfully is not an easy task. Obviously, Balakrishna is working hard to achieve this. From the stills rleased so far, even though Balakrishna is not looking like NTR his achievement towards acting like NTR is clearly visible. Is this film starring famous stars like Vidya Balan, Rana, Sumanth, Kalyan Ram, Rakulpreeth, Tamannah, Nitya Menon, Shrrya is going create history at box-office like the one created by NTR in his lifetime? Is this film is going to bag a huge success? a million dollar question on everyone’s mind.
Vinaya Vidheya Rama
The hero acted in films like ‘Magadhera’ and ‘Rangasthalam’ which created history at box-office is on one hand and on the other hand is the director who filmed action films like ‘Simha’, ‘Legend’ and ‘Sarinodu’. These two are none other than Ramcharan and Boyapati Srinu. ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’ is the film coming in their combination. The title is creating a soft image, whereas the teaser shows Ramcharan as an angry young man in a complete action way. For the first time, Ramcharan is acting with his own name. His character is named ‘Ram Konidela’. Boyapati is known for the films full of emotional scences and extreme heroism. Everyone is eagerly waiting to see how he portrayed him in the film. This film already created a lot of craze among business circles. Kiara Advani of ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ fame plays Ramcharan’s lead pair. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi who acted as Paritala Ravi in the film ‘Raktha Charithra’ featured as the main villan. As both hero and director are in good form with promising hits and craze, the expectations are high on this film and has a plenty of oppurtunities to bag huge success in Sankranthi battle. The film is expected to hit the box-office on January 11.
F2: Fun and Frustration
Recently many senior heroes are happily coming out to share screen space with young heroes in multistarrers and the trend is going on. Hero Venkatesh is one such senior hero who shared screen space with Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh and Ram and now sharing with Varun Tej. This movie already created a craze among cini lovers and film circles. The tag line of the film ‘Fun and Frustration’ itself is promising that this is going to be a fun packed film. Most of the fun in the film comes from the frustrations created by variou scenes as the film progresses, as heard from unit people. Producer Dil Raju is trying hard to realease this film, which went on to floors in July, in Sankranthi season. The two big films ‘NTR: Kathanayakudu’ and ‘Vinaya vidheya Rama’ in Sankranthi battle are not able to dampen his spirit. He belives Sankranthi is the best time to release this fun filled film. This film is getting ready for a grand release on January 12.
Three of the most interesting and strong films are going to lock horns with each other in the coming Sankranthi battle. The calculations are in good pace to find out which one is going to amuse and which one is going to dull the audience. We have a history of all films winning the Sankranthi battle. In the same way, don’t get surprised even if all of these succeed. Then, it is really a festival for the film industry!