Pawan Kalyan, will be soon seen as Lord Krishna, as he gears up along with family hero Venkatesh for the release of ‘Gopala Gopala’. Despite some setbacks including shoot delays and back pain of Pawan, the flick is making its way for Sankranthi 2015 as producer Sharat Marar indicates that January 14/15th will have Tollywood witnessing this new generation multi-starrer.
And here comes the ‘mega’ debut of Varun Tej, as ‘Mukunda’ is also being planned for a release on similar date. Will the youngster dare his Baabai’s flick to test waters for the first time? If they are confident of result, surely ‘Mukunda’ could be pitted against ‘Gopala Gopala’ as getting theatres is not a deal. But what matters for buyers is the thing that is really to be looked on.
A distributor says, “No matter they are heroes from same family or not, Gopala Gopala and Mukunda are two big films and they need enough spacing before and after releases to amass maximum first weekend collections”. Being a newcomer, it is better if Varun Tej’s film is planned for a December release as there are no big releases around in the 3rd and 4th weeks of this month.
Otherwise, apart from vying for Sankranthi race, it is better to hit screens in February. For a debut hero, competing with other biggies is not important, but releasing in a isolated time is key to garner huge attention. This what buyers from all regions are feeling about the Mega debut movie, as they feel like wobbling if the youngster has to share theatres with Baabai Pawan. We have to see what Mukunda team will say.