King, released with much fanfare on Christmas Day, is
proving to be runaway hit in the overseas market. Directed by Srinu
Vaitla and produced by D. Sivaprasada Reddy under the Kamakshi Kala
Movies banner, Trisha is paired opposite the youthful looking
Nagarjuna for the first time. The film also features a hugely
extravagant song in which Nagarjuna dances with some reigning
Telugu heroines like Anushka, Priyamani, Charmi, Kamna Jethmalani
After the first day's shows, director Srinu Vaitla reportedly
bowed to popular opinion and trimmed King's running time
by 10 minutes. The film, launched with 300 prints globally, got off
to a running start with reviewers heaping praises on the film.
But the most commonly-heard complaint was that the movie was too
long, especially for overseas audiences who prefer to watch movies
which are shorter. The film is currently showing in all theatres in
the newly-edited version.