Two South Indian biggies, namely Bheemla Nayak and Valimai hit the big screens today. If there is anything common between these two big-ticket films, it would be that they both feature top stars, and released amidst sky-high expectations.
But there is one thing Bheemla Nayak got it right and Valimai didn’t – run-time.
Bheemla Nayak, the Telugu remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum had one noticeable difference when compared to the original and that is the run time. Unlike Ayyappanum Koshiyum, which had close to 3 hours run-time, Bheemla Nayak has around 2 hours 25 minutes run-time. The drama angle is cut down and hence, the reduction in overall run-time. This is a clever move from the makers to keep the run-time crisp.
On the other hand, Valimai had a run-time of around 2 hours 55 minutes. This came back to haunt the film as one of the main complaints about the Ajith starrer is the painfully lengthy run-time. After burning the hands, the makers had to call for renovations and they have trimmed down the final cut by around 14 minutes.
The men behind Bheemla Nayak cleverly trimmed down the run-time and kept things crisp and on the other hand, Valimai took a risk by going for a lengthy run-time and this didn’t pay off. While one got it right before the release, the other had to suffer a fatal blow and then go for modifications.