Nani's "Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha" (KVPG) and Aadi's "Garam," which are being released in theatres across the globe on Feb 12, will clash with each other at the box office this week.
"Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha" is a romantic comedy film written by Hanu Raghavapudi. Krishna is a coward film buff from the Rayalaseema area. He is madly in love with Mahalakshmi for almost 15 years. Set against a backdrop where one faction pits against another, the movie is all about how he fights for his love. The director says the film is an interesting love story laced with some good emotions.
"Garam" is a romantic action entertainer movie with all other commercial elements. Written by Sreenivas Gavireddy, the movie is about a tapori guy who is in love with Muslim girl Sameera. The director says the film has titled "Garam" because it has been shot in very hot locations.
Cast and Crew:
Nani and Mehrene Kaur Peerzada are playing the lead roles in "Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha," while Murali Sharma and Sampath Raj essay crucial roles. The film is directed by Hanu Raghavapudi and produced by 14 Reels Entertainment. Vishal Chandrasekhar has composed the music for the movie, while Ratnavelu's assistant Yuvraj cranked the camera for it.
Actors Aadi and Adah Sharma are playing the lead roles in "Garam," while Brahmanandam appears in a comedy role. The movie has been written and directed by Madan and produced by Saikumar under the banner RK Studio. Agasthya has composed the music for the songs and the background score, while Vijay C Chakravarthy handled the cinematography for the film.
Budget, Hype and Promotion:
Both the movies have been produced with a medium budget of about Rs 12 crore each. They have made it to the headlines several times for all good reasons. Their promos have garnered a lot of public attention. They have decent amount of hype and promotion. But when compared with each other, "Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha" is a notch bigger than "Garam."
Volume of Release and Advance Booking:
"Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha" would be released in 440 screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, 75 screens in Karnataka and other parts of India, 135 screens in international markets. The movie is being released in a total of around 650 to 700 cinema halls across the globe this Friday. The movie has registered an average of 50 percent booking for its opening day.
On the other hand, "Garam" would be released in 360 screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, around 100 screens in Karnataka, USA and other parts of the globe. The movie will hit a total of around 460 to 500 theatres around the world. The movie has recorded an average of 40 percent of advance booking.
Box office prediction:
Nani has scored a blockbuster success with his last outing "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" and its huge success has created lot of curiosity about his latest flick. "Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha" is set to get superb response and turn into the biggest opener for Nani. The word of mouth will decide whether it will beat the records of "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" in the coming days or not. In all probability, it is likely to be another hit film for Nani.
Aadi has suffered back-to-back failures and he has pinned a lot of hopes on "Garam," which marks debut of his parents Saikumar and Sureka as producers. Its promos and the hype surrounding the film show that it would become the biggest opener and highest grosser in the career of the actor.