Following the unexpected revelation of Salaar’s arrival on December 22, numerous Tollywood movies swiftly rescheduled their release dates, conceding the Christmas slot to avoid competing with Salaar. Consequently, Salaar is set to enjoy a solo release in Telugu and Tamil languages, given the absence of any other film vying for the Christmas spotlight in South India.
The primary competition for Salaar now resides in the North Indian and overseas markets, primarily due to Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki. Recent rumours suggest that Dunki may face a postponement, potentially pushing its release to early 2024. Should this happen, Salaar would seize the opportunity for an uncontested release during the blockbuster holiday season, with seemingly limitless potential if it garners positive reception.
The impending clash between Salaar and Dunki has emerged as one of the most significant showdowns in recent Indian cinema. Prashanth Neel and Prabhas, representing KGF and Baahubali, join forces against the Bollywood giants Shah Rukh Khan and Raj Kumar Hirani, known for pioneering box office range and producing multiple industry hits.
Salaar stands to benefit immensely from this highly anticipated clash, as competition can both impact box office collections and generate substantial buzz around the films involved. This contest has significantly boosted Salaar’s popularity, turning it into a hot topic, particularly with the recent news of Dunki’s potential postponement.