Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya starrer Bangarraju have turned out to be the dark horse for Sankranti releases. The film, that was once considered least likely to succeed has suddenly become the frontrunner due to the postponement of RRR and Radhe Shyam. This brought great glee to the entire Bangarraju team.
The film has also been doing a solid pre-release business filling the pockets of Zee Studios and Annapurna Studios. The makers of the film Zee Studios are quoting a ratio of Rs 12 crores for Andhra and Rs 5 crores for Ceeded. According to estimates, just Telugu states business is expected to be in excess of Rs 25 cr.
However, now the distributors are backing out with the fear of occupancy restrictions coming in. AP is reportedly plannning for 50% occupancy and night curfew. Telangana might also follow the same with the Covid cases rising at an alarming speed.
These latest developments have caused the distributors to go for re-adjustments of the business. The situation has suddenly developed from a complete positive one to a worrying for the Bangarraju team.
Kalyan Krishna is directing this project which is a prequel to the 2016 socio fantasy Soggade Chinni Nayana. Naga Chaitanya will be teaming up with Nagarjuna for the other lead role.