Now that the release date is officially out and it is Dussera, one can’t help but feel if the makers of RRR are taking a risk. A Sankranthi release, when announced previously, was greeted with a unanimously positive response. However, the same is not true with the latest date. And there is a reason for it.
In the past many years, Dussera in Telugu film industry has not yielded blockbuster results. Many biggies have arrived and opened well, but they couldn’t sustain beyond the holidays.
One could argue that better movies didn’t arrive then and here we have SS Rajamouli after Baahubali movies. But, it still doesn’t seem enough for the impact in the long run vis a vis other seasons in TFI.
If that is the case in Telugu, the other languages come with their own share of problems.
In Tamil, Dussera is a big season and usually a biggie to two, plan for the festival release. It is the same in Hindi and Malayalam, as well.
Additionally, Hindi cinema has its dullest period for cinemas during the pre-Diwali weeks. The moviegoers don’t usually turn up in numbers after the Dussera releases. So, a long run is always doubtful.
Even in the US, there are still no signs of bouncing up. Still, October 13th is fine as it would mean coming a week after the latest James Bond flick, No Time To Die. It gap allows the (Telugu, and Indian) audience to make up their mind. It is one aspect that might work to the advantage of RRR.
Overall, considering the economics involved and the current post-pandemic recovery phase, the RRR team is taking a risk without any doubt.
All said and done; if RRR manages to live up to the hype and deliver in content, it could still put up phenomenal numbers. But will they be similar to what it could put up during a Sankranthi period is something that would be on the fan’s mind, undoubtedly.
Check out the image below. RRR features Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Samuthirakani in the prominent roles. SS Rajamouli directs the epic multistarrer.Don't MissTrailer Talk: An Intriguing Political ThrillerAfter an impressive teaser, the trailer of Raj Tarun’s Power Play is out. Without any...Don't MissJanasena To Severe Ties with BJP and Comeback to TDP?The other day, we have written an article expressing the doubts over the longevity of...Don't MissWill BJP and Janasena Alliance Stand The Test of Time?Andhra Pradesh will see its first election on party symbols with Municipal Elections in March....Don't MissAkshara Review - Routine Drama With A Heartfelt MessageBOTTOM LINE Routine Drama With A Heartfelt Message OUR RATING 2/5 CENSOR 2h 16m, 'U'...Don't MissAdvance Booking: Check Placed Comfortably For JumpThis week’s new releases are Nithiin’s Check and a small film Akshara. They are the...