The much-hyped movie "Kumari 21F", which is scheduled to be released on 20 November, is set to clash with Kamal Haasan's "Cheekati Raajyam" and James Bond movie "Spectre" at the box office.
"Kumari 21F" is a romance drama written by Sukumar and directed by Palnati Surya Pratap. The movie revolves around the story of a possessive young guy, who falls in love with a 21-year-old model, but cannot overcome his insecurities. Raj Tarun and Hebah Patel play the lead roles, while Noel Sean, Naveen Neni, Sudharshan and Hema appear in support roles.
"Kumari 21F", which has been made on a budget of about Rs 15 crore, has done superb business from the sale of its rights before release. Now, the makers have planned to release the film in 350 screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, 50 screens in other parts of India and 90 screens in the international markets.
Touted to be the coming-of-age movie, "Kumari 21F" has been creating ripples in the media ever since it was announced. Its promos have generated a lot of curiosity among young film-goers. The makers, who have adopted several new publicity strategies, have spent a whopping amount to promote the film. But the film faces a threat at the box office because of some big ticket releases.
"Cheekati Raajyam" is the Telugu version of Kamal Haasan's "Thoongavanam", which was released on 10 November and has received superb response at the box office. The film is set to be released in 250 theatres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and 40 screens in the US. It has got excellent advance booking for the opening day. It is surely going to give a tough competition for "Kumari 21F".
The James Bond franchise has got huge amount of fans in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. "Spectre", which is the 24th James Bond film, is scheduled to be released in around 100 cinema halls across the two states. Having recorded decent advance booking, the Daniel Craig starrer is posing a potential threat to "Kumari 21F".
Small budget movies like "Chiru Godavalu", "Okkaditho Modalaindi" and "Mariyaan" (Dub) are releasing in over 250 theatres. In addition, old releases like "Akhil: The Power of Jua" and "Kanche" are still driving Akkineni and Mega family fans.