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Nannaku Prematho, Dictator, Soggade Chinni Nayana & Express Raja For Pongal, 130 Crores In The Game

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Probably after a really long time, Sankranthi season is catching up the heat. For the last few years the fight was mostly between two big films and the seasons succumbed to fan wars rather the real battle between the films. But this time, Tollywood's big wigs, NTR, Balakrishna and Nagarjuna are all for the blitz, while the young hero Sharwanand too is not fearing the heavy competition. 

As Nannaku Prematho is slated to hit screens on 13 January, Dictator and Express Raja are locked for 14 January and Soggade Chinni Nayana is gearing up for 15 January release, it is confirmed that we are ought to witness a tug of war between theses four releases this season. To get into the details of budgets and business of this Sankranthi battle, go through the slides below.

Nannaku Prematho

The film is reportedly made with a budget of more than 50 Cr and is releasing in 900 or more screens Worldwide. The film has the highest pressure on it as NTR did not have a 50 Cr film in AP & TG, as yet. Also, since the war is among the Nandamuri heroes, fans are sensitive towards the result of the film this time.

Soggade Chinni Nayana

Made with close to 20 Cr, the film is releasing in 700 plus screens Worldwide. Since it is a family drama with complete Telugu nativity, the film is on top priority this season among the family crowds, which is a huge plus for the film's business.


Dictator is made with a budget of around 50 Cr, which is one of the high budgeted films among Balakrishna's films. For the obvious reasons, the film has the pressure of being a sure shot hit in order to enter the safe zone, considering Balayya's previous films' business.

Express Raja

The film is made with 7 Cr budget and is releasing in more than 400 screens. Makers are hoping to make half the amount from the satellite rights of the film while the other half can easily be churned at the box office during the festival season, if the film is any good.

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Apparently, the Pongal trail is much more interesting since the two star heroes from the same family are locking horns at the box office. It is an open fact that NTR and Balakrishna are not in good terms and now this fight between their respective films is heating up the atmosphere in the Nandamuri compound. 

On the other hand, the alleged personal rivalry between Nagarjuna and Balakrishna is also racking up the curiosity on this Sankranthi game. Amidst all the hullabaloo, the small budgeted film Express Raja is aiming to cash the season since a very low risk is involved. 

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