Tollywood box office will see Chiranjeevi’s Waltair Veerayya and Balakrishna’s Veera Simha Reddy next Sankrathi season. Dubbed film, Varasudu, which is funded by Dil Raju is also releasing during the festival season.
Usually, straight films are given utmost priority and the widest possible release during the Sankrathi season. Dubbed films are given the leftover theaters. But Dil Raju is starting a new trend with Varasudu.
As per reports, Raju is orchestrating the widest possible release for the Vijay starrer in the Telugu states. He is said to be locking a substantially high number of screens in every major center across the Telugu states as he gears up to give Varasudu the best possible release.
It is heard that the Vijay starrer might be given a release almost on par with Waltair Veerayya and Veera Simha Reddy. A few netizens are calling out Dil Raju over the same.
“Our senior stars are coming with mass films next Sankranthi. Do they have to share the leftover theaters while Dil Raju walks away with half of the screens for Varasudu. Should we watch a dubbed film over our Chiru and Balayya films during the festival season? Will Tamil Nadu people give as many theaters for our Telugu films during the festival season? a netizen commented.
Back during 2019 Sankranthi, Dil Raju had Vinaya Vidheya Rama lined up for release. When Warangal Srinu was planning a good release for Petta at the same time, Dil Raju spread a narrative, saying how can a dubbed film be given a wide release during festival season. Netizens are commenting that Raju is doing the very same thing now as he goes against his own words.
With the likes of Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna involved, Dil Raju will have to act wisely as he can’t rub them on the wrong side by locking the majority theaters for his dubbed film during the lucrative Sankrathi season. We should see how the senior producer handles the tricky situation.