The month of September appears to be packed with several Telugu biggies gearing up for release one week after the other. There are at least four big films slated to hit the screens this month. The makers of a few small budget films are also toying with the idea of releasing their projects in September.
The first big Telugu film to release in September will be Ravi Teja's "Power." The mass entertainer, directed by K.S Ravindra, is all set to hit the screens on 5 September.
"Power" has Ravi Teja appearing in the role of a cop, while Hansika and Regina Cassandra wil play the female leads. The film's music is composed by Thaman and it is produced by Rockline Venkatesh.
The first look posters, teasers and the songs have generated positive buzz about the film. The Teja starrer is expected to have a big release worldwide. However, it needs to be seen whether the film will be able to grab enough number of screens as Jr NTR's "Rabhasa" has just released and running successfully in theatres.
"Rabhasa" took a grand opening on the first day of its release, but has been witnessing drop in its collections. If the film manages to pick up during the weekdays, then "Power" might find it difficult to get the required screen count in AP/ Nizam areas.
In Karnataka, the film is expected to face strong competition from Kannada flick "Power ***" (remake of Mahesh Babu's "Dookudu"). "Power ***" has opened to positive reviews and is doing good business at the box office. The film is likely to pose a major threat to Telugu film "Power."
Trade experts, distributors and fans will be eager to see how the film performs with such big competition around.
Vishnu Manchu's "Anushkanam" will be releasing on 12 September. This is the second time that the actor has teamed up with director Ram Gopal Varma after the successful action film "Rowdy."
"Anukshanam" is about crimes against women. Manchu appears in the role of an investigative officer in the crime thriller flick. The film's trailer has received positive response from the viewers. Tejaswi Madivada, Madhu Shalini and Navdeep are also part of the cast.
The film's censor formalities are complete and it has got an "A" rating. Manchu has produced the film and he has sold it through auction.
Mahesh Babu's much-awaited "Aagadu" will be releasing on 19 September. Expectations are pretty high for this action entertainer directed by Srinu Vaitla.
The film's teasers and the trailer have suggested that it will be a complete entertainer with lots of action, comedy and punch dialogues.
Recently, the audio and the trailer of "Aagadu" were released at a grand event. Both the songs and the trailer have received overwhelming response from the fans.
"Aagadu" will have Tamannaah, Brahmanandam, Rajendra Prasad, Sonu Sood, Posani Krishna Murali and Nassar among others. The film's music is composed by Thaman and it is produced by 14 Reels Entertainment.
The film is carrying positive pre-release buzz and it will be interesting to see audience's reaction post its release.
Gopichand's "Loukyam" will be the released on 26 September. The film has been sandwiched between two big releases – "Aagadu" on 19 September and Ram Charan's "Govindudu Andari Vaadele" ("GAV") on 1 October.
"Loukyam" is likely to face screen crunch if "Aagadu," which is releasing a week ahead, performs well at the box office. Even if the Gopichand starrer manages to get good number of screens, it will have only one week time to perform some decent business as "GAV" will be making it to theatres on 1 October.
"GAV" is carrying positive reports and a huge chunk of screens is expected to be allotted for the Ram Charan starrer. This might largely affect the business of "Loukyam."
With such big competition around, will the makers of Gopichand starrer take risk to release the film on 26 September or will they push the film's release date? That's something one needs to wait and watch.
Besides these biggies, there are a few other films, including Naga Chaitanya's "Oka Laila Kosam", Nikhil Siddharth's "Karthikeya" and RGV's "Ice Cream 2", that are expected to hit the screens in September.