Poster of "Mukunda'Facebook/ Varun Tej

Varun Tej's debut film "Mukunda" is all set to hit screens on 24 December. Directed by Srikanth Addala, "Mukunda" is touted to be an action family entertainer with Pooja Hegde playing the female lead.

The film has Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam and Rao Ramesh in supporting roles. Its music is composed by Mickey J Meyer, while cinematography is handled by Manikandan. Tagore Madu and Nallamalapu Srinivas have produced the film under Leo Productions banner.

"Mukunda" will reportedly have the biggest release for a debutant in the overseas markets. Overseas distribution studio CineGalaxy, Inc in association with Asian Cinemas will be releasing the film in 75 theatres across the United States. The film's premiere shows will be held on 23 December in the US.

Advance booking for "Mukunda" looks promising and the film is likely to take good openings considering the positive pre-release buzz surrounding the film. Director Addala's last release "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" (SVSC) which hit the screens in 2013, was a huge hit at the box office.

Following the success of "SVSC," there are big expectations on Addala's next release "Mukunda." The first look teaser, songs and the trailer of "Mukunda" have generated decent hype about the Varun Tej starrer. The Christmas holidays is expected to ensure that the film has a good opening weekend. However, its overall performance will depend on the reviews given by the critics and the audience. If "Mukunda" manages to get positive reviews, it is likely to fare well at the box office.

However, the Varun Tej starrer will not enjoy a solo run at the box office. The film will be clashing with Nithiin's "Chinnadana Nee Kosam" (CNM) which is releasing on Christmas Day. "CNM" is expected to release in more number of screens than "Mukunda." "#Mukunda & #CNK more or less Equal Centres Release. But #CNK will have More no. of Screens. #Mukunda team going with limited screens," stated Andhraboxoffice.

It will be interesting to see if "Mukunda" manages to perform well despite clash with the Nithiin-starrer and strike gold at the box office.