For the upcoming Sankranthi season, two straight Telugu films in the form of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Waltair Veerayya and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Veera Simha Reddy are scheduled for a theatrical release. Already the makers of Veera Simha Reddy announced that the film will be out on January 12th. As per the ground reports, Waltair Veerayya is gearing up for a January 13th release.
On the other hand, two more dubbing films Varisu and Thunivu are also aiming for the same season release. Both films will have a simultaneous release in Telugu along with Tamil during the festival season. While Varisu starrer Vijay will be released as Vaarasudu, the Telugu title for Thunivu is yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, in the evening hours of December 6th, a press note came out from The Vizag Film Distributors Association saying that they will be giving preference to only straight Telugu movies during the Sankranthi season. Reportedly, all exhibitors from the Uttarandhra region requested to give preference to Telugu films during the Sankranthi season as per the communication received from the Telugu Film Chamber of commerce. Exhibitors should give preference to straight Telugu films during the festival season, reads the press note.
The entire mess in the theatre agreements is generated as producer Dil Raju is blocked more screens for his production venture, Varisu( Vaarasudu in Telugu) in most of the regions in twin Telugu states. It remains to be seen if the other area distributors and exhibitors also respond in a similar way just like the Vizag distribution network or not.