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.