With the pandemic bringing the film industry to a standstill, filmmakers are waiting for the situation to ease to decide on the next steps. While some filmmakers are releasing the movies on OTTs, Tollywood biggies have categorically stated that they will only release their films in theatres.
A number of Tollywood biggies are now staring at a Dusshera release date. Out of these, Radhe Shyam and Acharya are frontrunners for the festive season. Acharya was scheduled for a release in May earlier this year while Radhe Shyam was slotted for release in July. While Radhe Shyam has completed its shoot, Acharya is still having certain portions in balance.
Theatres are likely to get back to business in July 2nd week and so will movie shoots. This gives some of the Tollywood biggies a solid couple of months to get ready for the release.
The summer season is traditionally a peak season in Tollywood and usually a number of releases happen in this time. With the pandemic washing away the summer, a number of medium and small budget films will also be vying for the Dusshera time.