In an unusually lengthy delay, Tollywood is seeing a 400 day gap between the release of two top tier hero films. After Sarkaru Vaari Paata (May12, 2022), the next biggie is Adipurush (16 June, 2023). The gap is roughly 400 days.
Well, there were senior heroes – Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna’s films this Sankranthi season but there’s no substitute to a proper tier 1 star hero film.
Even in the case of Adipurush, it isn’t quite a commercial film that can fulfil the cravings of the masses. It is a mythological film. So, the wait for a proper commercial potboiler won’t be quenched too much with this film.
As it appears, Mahesh’s SSMB28 which is tentatively announced for release in August might be the only next commercial potboiler in Tollywood. But there’s no affirmative update on the release date yet.
There are a host of releases this summer but there’s a fair bit of lacking as there are no str hero films. Tollywood audiences are desperately missing the anticipation and hype that are associated with the release of a top tier hero film.