April 2018 is going to be one of the biggest months in South cinema as not just one, but three BIG releases will hit the theatres. The movies in question are Rajinikanth’s Kaala Karikaalan, Allu Arjun’s Na Peru Suryaa and Mahesh Babu‘s Bharat Ane Nenu. In all fairness, Allu Arjun and Mahesh Babu had locked in on this release date first. It was only later that Rajinikanth had announced the same date for 2.0. As per the latest update, 2.0 is no longer releasing on the same day, but Rajinikanth‘s other upcoming film – Kaala Karikaalan is!
Post this announcement, the producers of Allu Arjun and Mahesh Babu’s films have maintained their stand and confirmed that their films would release as planned on April 27. Just when we were getting ready for a clash, the makers of both the movies have now announced their new strategy – Allu Arjun’s Na Peru Suryaa and Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu will come a day earlier i.e April 26, 2018. While both films will have an edge of some sort and are essentially Telugu, is this the best strategy they got keeping Rajinikanth’s release in mind?
When Kabali released in 2016, a Rajini-fever had gripped the nation. From promotional aeroplanes to Kabali special menus, to flash mobs on the street, to dubsmash videos of the iconic dialogue Kabali da! – the movie garnered huge buzz. Considering Rajinikanth was returning to the big screen after two years, the excitement around the gangsta film was justified. Then again, any actor returning to the big screen after delivering two flops is not anticipated even after a gap. But we are talking about Rajinikanth here! He is an exception to all the rules. So even if he is coming with Kaala after an average Kabali, the excitement levels are not dipping anyhow. Keeping the Rajini storm in mind, Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun could have planned this better despite being huge stars themselves. Here’s why…
Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun are returning to big screen after two average releases – Duvvada Jagannadham and SPYDER. In fact, the latter was one of the biggest disasters of 2017. If both stars want their films to be a huge commercial success – a clash with Rajinikanth is best avoided. Because the universal truth is – he is a superstar across all industries. Period.
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