Ram Charan's "Govindudu Andari Vaadele " (GAV) is expected to clash with Kamal Haasan's "Uttama Villain" at the box office.
While "GAV" is releasing on 1 October, "Uttama Villain" might release a day later on 2 October for Gandhi Jayanthi. The Tamil version as well as the Telugu dubbed version of "Uttama Villain" is expected to release on the same day.
Directed by Ramesh Aravind, "Uttama Villain" story revolves around an ageing superstar. Kamal appears in dual roles in the film - an 8th century drama actor (Uttaman) as well as a 21st century film star (Manoranjan). Director Balachander will be appearing as a mentor to Manoranjan and guide him to earn his superstar status.
Urvashi, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Nassar, M.S. Bhaskar, Jayaram and Parvathy Menon are also part of the film's cast.
The story and screenplay of "Uttama Villain" has been written by Kamal and the comedy drama is produced by Thirrupathi Brothers and Raaj Kamal Films International. Its music is composed by Ghibran.
The makers released the film's first look a few months ago much to the delight of the fans. The poster showed Kamal's painted face depicting a "Theyyam" art. Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of film's audio and the trailer.
There are a lot of expectations for "Uttama Villain" as Kamal has a huge fans list following worldwide. His star status always ensures that his film gets good openings. "Uttama Villain" is also expected to kick off on a grand note at the box office.
The film's shooting is completed and the post-production work is going on. While latest reports suggest that the film will be releasing on 2 October, an official confirmation from the makers are still awaited.
Ram Charan's "GAV" shooting is progressing at a brisk pace and is expected to be wrapped up soon. The film, touted to be a family drama, is directed by Krishna Vamsi. Ram Charan will be appearing in the role of an NRI in the film, while Kajal Aggarwal plays his love interest. Prakash Raj, Srikanth and Kamalinee Mukerjee are also part of the family drama.
The film is produced by Bandla Ganesh and its music is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The first look teaser of "GAV" received overwhelming response from fans with many terming it as colorful and vibrant.
The film's much-awaited audio launch is all set to happen in a grand manner on 15 September. Several celebrities, including "GAV" cast and crew, are expected to attend the grand audio launch event.
The film is carrying great expectations thanks to the impressive first look posters and the teaser.
"Uttama Villain" vs "GAV" Clash
With no big Tamil releases, "Uttama Villain" is likely to dominate in Tamil Nadu. However, the film's Telugu dubbed version is expected to face tough competition from "GAV" in AP/Telangana areas. The Charan starrer is expected to dominate over "Uttama Villain" in these locations.
The real fight will be in overseas markets where both the films will be fighting out with each other as well as with other biggies like "Bang Bang" (Hindi) and "Haider" (Hindi) to grab enough number of screens. It will be interesting to see as to which of these films will dominate the overseas box office.