Much before the occasion of Pongal, there have been so much of movies racing to win various positions in the box office such that the release of ‘NTR Kathanayakudu’, ‘Petta’, ‘Viswasam’, ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’, ‘Uri – The Surgical Strike’ and ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ were been pepping up with the great lining up. The list of movies is as follows –
‘NTR Kathanayakudu’ -
Directed by ‘Vaanam’ fame Krish and bankrolled by Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna’s ‘NBK Films’, Sai Korrapati’s ‘Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram’ and Vishnu Induri’s ‘Vibri Media’, this biopic of veteran late actor and politician, ‘NTR’ has been narrated in ‘NTR Kathanayakudu’ involving his son, Nandamuri Balakrishna reprising his father whereas Vidya Balan plays the debut role in Telugu as NTR’s wife Basavatarakam, Rana Daggubati as Nara Chandrababu Naidu and many other actors for both supporting roles and cameo roles. The camera handled by Gnana Shekar V.S, the editing is done by Arram Ramakrishna. Music is composed by M M Keeravani. Been in the making of almost 2 years, the vast budget consumed biopic, ‘NTR Kathanayakudu’ with the star studded cast has been much expected in Telugu and in dubbed versions of Tamil and Hindi on January 9th.
Bankrolled by the grand banner of ‘Sun Pictures’, ‘Petta’ has been directed by Karthik Subbaraj such that the movie involves actors like Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, M. Sasikumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bobby Simha, Yogi Babu, Guru Somasundaram, Sananth Reddy, Malavika Mohanan, Megha Akash and Aadukalam Naren in prominent roles. Cinematography is handled by Tirru whereas editing has been headed by Vivek Harshan with the musical composition of Anirudh. Very first time in collaboration as ‘marana mass’ fans of ‘Thalaivar’ with peppy songs, Director Karthik Subbaraj and music composer Anirudh has been much excited to give a ‘sweet Pongal’ treat on January 10th to all Superstar fans.
Fourth time in associating with Ajith Kumar after ‘Veeram’, ‘Vedhalam’ and ‘Vivegam’, Director Siva has involved Ajith along with Nayanthara, Thambi Ramaiah, Jagapati babu, Baby Anikha, Vivek, Yogi Babu and Robo Shankar in important roles. With the musical composition of D Imman, camera for this action film is handled by Vetri whereas editing is done by Ruben. Having good number of commercial songs, ‘Viswasam’ has been much awaited in screens on January 10th clashing with Rajnikanth’s ‘Petta’. However ‘Superstar’ fans and ‘Thala’ fans are very enthusiastic for the release, both the movies are strongly tying up with more number of shows inside and outside India with great hopes.
‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’ -
Directed by Boyapati Srinu and bankrolled by DVV Danayya’s ‘DVV Entertainment’, ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’ involves Ram Charan, Kiara Advani, Vivek Oberai, Prashanth, Aryan Rajesh, Sneha, Madhumitha, Ravi Varma, Himaja, Harish Uthaman and many other actors in important roles. Music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad whereas camera for this ultimate action movie is handled by Rishi Punjabi along with Arthur A. Wilson and editing is done by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao and Thammiraju. Sneaking out an interesting poster of Ram Charan lifting Kiara Advani in a different pose and with the power packed teaser and trailer, the movie is much expected on screens as a mass entertainer this ‘Sankranthi’ (Pongal) i.e., from January 11th.
‘Uri – The Surgical Strike’-
In a fictional genre, ‘Uri – The Surgical Strike’ has been directed by the debut director Aditya Dhar and produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s ‘RSVP Movies’ involving actors like the sensational hard core of recent times, the chocolate boy of Bollywood, Vicky Kaushal alongside with Yami Gautam. Besides them this military related story involves Kirti Kulhari, Mohit Raina, Ivan Rodrigues, Yogesh Soman, Mansi Parekh and Paresh Rawal. Stating the incidents of Uri attack which carried over by Indian Army's controversial surgical strikes on Azad Kashmir as a retaliation in the year 2016, Vicky Kaushal who is the main lead in ‘Uri’ has gained and have taken training for a period of five years in order to actively perform his role in the movie as a military officer. Music and background score played by Shashwat Sachdev, cinematography and editing is done by Mitesh Mirchandani and Shivkumar V Panicker respectively. Distributed by the banner of ‘Zee Studios’, ‘Uri – The Surgical Strike’ is releasing on January 11th.
‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ – Inspired by the book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh’ written by political commentator, Sanjaya Baru (2014), the film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has been directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and written by Mayank Tewari. Narrating the real story of the incidents happened when Ex Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh was in power; Anupam Kher reprises the role of Ex PM such that Akshaye Khanna plays the role of Sanjaya Baru. Along with them, Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra, Arjun Mathur, Abdul Quadir Amin, Vimal Verma and many other actors have been involved to play the real life and present political faces. Jointly bankrolled by Sunil Bohra’s ‘Rudra Productions (UK)’, ‘Bohra Bros.’ and Dhaval Gada’s ‘Pen India Limited’, the background score for this movie is composed by Sudip Roy and Sadhu Tiwari. Camera handled by Sachin Krishn, editing is done by Praveen K L. However running all around India with great controversies for releasing, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has been scheduled to release on January 11th.
Apart from all the above mentioned movies, Kathir starrer ‘Sigai’ directed by Jagadeesan Subu and bankrolled by NPKS.Logu’s ‘Divine Studios’ will be releasing in ZEE5 app on January 9th such that the different look of Kathir with a feminine touch along with Raj Barath, Meera Nair, Riythvika, Mayil Samy, Rajesh Sarma, Mal Marosa, Brila Boss and many other actors in prominent roles with the musical composition of ‘Maya’ fame Ron Ethan Yohann. Cinematography for this movie is handled by Navin Kumar and editing is done by Anucharan.
From the piling up of the movie releases during the occasion of Pongal this year, there is a great feast for the movie lovers to enjoy the festival such that the box office is also expected to have the greatest collection with continuous rushing race of the movies.
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