The much-awaited Telugu movie "Babu Bangaram," starring Victory Venkatesh and actress Nayanthara, will clash with "Thikka," "Rustom," "Mohenjo Daro" at the box office.
The Telugu film industry is going to treat the audience with "Babu Bangaram," "Thikka," "Mental" and "Bommala Ramaram" this Independence Day. Among the four movies, the first two are highly promoted films, while the other two have not managed to get a lot of public attention. "Thikka is slated to hit screens on Aug. 13, while "Babu Bangaram" and the other two Telugu films will be released a day before.
"Babu Bangaram" is a family drama with adequate doses of action, romance and comedy. The movie has been written and directed by Maruthi and produced by S Naga Vamshi and PDV Prasad under the banner Sitara Entertainments. Ghibran has composed its background score and soundtracks, which have already impressed music lovers. Richard Prasad and SB Uddav have handled the camera work and editing.
Venkatesh and Nayanthara have been a hit couple in the recent past and their chemistry has worked wonders for the two movies, "Lakshmi" and "Tulasi." "Babu Bangaram" brings back this successful pair to the silver screen after eight years. The sparkling performances of the lead actors, coupled with director Maruthi's brand name, are expected to recreate the magic for "Babu Bangaram."
"Babu Bangaram" may not face trouble from the two new Telugu releases — "Mental" and "Bommala Ramaram," but it will surely face tough competition from "Thikka," which stars Sai Dharam Tej, Larissa Bonesi and Mannara. The presence of the young family hero will definitely attract viewers to theatres, since they have been ardent followers of the family.
On the other hand, two much-awaited Bollywood films — "Rustom" and "Mohenjo Daro" — are set to invade Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The two films feature superstars Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan, respectively, and more than them, the storylines of the films have created a lot of curiosity among the audience in the Telugu-speaking states, which have been potential markets for Bollywood.
"Rustom" and "Mohenjo Daro" are being released in a large number of screens across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. On one hand, they will limit the screen count of "Babu Bangaram." On the other, they will also take a toll on latter's collection.
The makers of "Babu Bangaram" have made all necessary arrangement for its grand release, besides undertaking massive promotional exercises. The hype has helped the movie record decent advance booking. The film is now expected to become the biggest opener and highest grossing film for Vekatesh.