Medium-budget Telugu movies "Budugu" and "Varadhi", which are set to release in theatres on 17 April, will clash with dubbed films "OK Bangaram", "Kanchana 2: Ganga" at the Tollywood box office.
Written and directed Manmohan, "Budugu" is a psychological thriller, which is about the life of a nine-year-old boy and his family. The film unit says it has a cleverly woven plot and is a roller-coaster ride with edge of the seat suspense. Lakshmi Manchu, Sridhar Rao, Prem Babu and Indraja have played important roles in the film.
"Varadhi", which has been directed by Satheesh Karthikeya, is romantic comedy entertainer featuring Kranthi, Sri Divya and Hemanth in the lead roles. Vijay Gorthi has composed the music for the film, which has been produced by Vivekananda Varma under the banner of Cosmic Imaginations.
"Ganga" is the dubbed version of director Raghava Lawrence's Tamil film "Kanchana 2". The film is a horror comedy, which is the third part of the Muni franchise, following Muni and Muni 2: Kanchana. Besides direction, Lawrence has also played the lead role, while Taapsee Pannu and Nithya Menen appeared as heroines, Devadarshini, Jangiri Madhumitha and Kovai Sarala are in the supporting cast.
"OK Bangaram" is the Telugu version of "O Kadhal Kanmani", which is a campus love story laced with comedy. The movie marks the return of Mani Ratnam to the romance genre after a decade. Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen have played lead roles in the film, which also features Prakash Raj, Leela Samson, BV Doshi, Kanika. AR Rahman has composed music for the movie.
All the four movies belong to four different genres. As far as hype and promotion are concerned, "OK Bangaram" and "Ganga" are bigger and better than "Budugu" and "Varadhi". Trade analysts feel that the dubbed movies will sure do better collection than the original Telugu films at the box office in the coming week.