Earlier today, the makers of Allu Arjun’s Pushpa announced that Pushpa Part 1 – The Rise will be out in theatres this Christmas. Incidentally, the makers of KGF 2 have also been contemplating the idea of releasing the Yash starrer in theaters this Christmas. So, a head-on clash between Pushpa Part 1 and KGF 2 looks imminent.
Meanwhile, Allu Arjun’s fans on social media have started picking fights with the followers of KGF 2 franchise. They say KGF 2 is no match to Pushpa and also claim Allu Arjun enjoys a much bigger stardom than Yash.
There is no denying Allu Arjun’s box office pull and stardom, but when we come to the box office clash between Pushpa Part 1 and KGF 2, the latter enjoys an unassailable edge. KGF 2 banks on the blockbuster success of the first outing and it will be releasing amidst sky-high expectations.
The fact that the trailer of KGF has clocked over 200 million views, which is higher than the views garnered by any Indian film till date proves the anticipation surrounding the film. In the case of Pushpa, the Allu Arjun starrer will have to start from scratch.
As things stand, KGF 2 enjoys a much wider reach and acceptance than Pushpa. So, Allu Arjun’s fans are picking a wrong war as they are trying to project Pushpa as a bigger project than KGF 2. That said, we can’t rule out the possibility of Pushpa Part 1 outperforming KGF 2 at the box office after the release. But it would take some doing.