Two much-awaited movies are releasing in theatres this Friday (May 23). Akkineni family film Manam and Vikramasimha, the dubbed version for Rajinikanth's Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan, are all set to check their luck at the Box Office. Both the films have created lot of buzz in the media and are releasing in large number of theatres each. Experts in Film Nagar feel that it is going to be a clash between titans.
Written and directed by Ishq fame Vikram Kumar, Vikramasimha is a comedy period drama, which spans 100 years lying between 1920 and 2020 with a reincarnation angle in it and is based on the concept of eternal love. Whereas Vikramasimha is a historical movie which is partly inspired by the story of the Pandya Dynasty king Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran. Soundarya R Ashwin has directed the film, while KS Ravikumar wrote the story.
Manam features big names like late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Shriya Saran and Samantha in the leads and it is the last film of ANR. Whereas Superstar Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone have played the lead roles in Vikramasimha. Both the movies boast of performances by talented actors in the supporting cast.
Vikramasimha and Manam are big-ticket movies, which have been produced with whopping budgets, and they boast of rich production values. The promos of both movies have successfully impressed the viewers and created lot of curiosity and expectations among the movie buffs. Both the films, which are carrying almost equal strengths, are releasing in large number of cinema halls across the state on May 23.
Some trade analysts in the state feel that Vikramasimha and Manam will definitely clash with each other at the Box Office, thereby affecting each others' prospects. Whereas a few other experts feel that both the films cater to the different sections of the film goers. So there will not be a split between audiences or a competition between the two. It should be seen whether both of them will emerge as big winners at the Box Office.