A mad rush of release date announcements has kept the media and Tollywood trade circles busy working this week. Owing to the pandemic situation, several biggies have been postponed many times. The latest trend is to locking the dates for upcoming festivals and holiday periods. This is why producers are announcing the release dates and unveiling the posters with dates.
A look at the upcoming biggies…
RRR – October 13
Needs no further elaboration on how much-anticipated this film is. Directed by Rajamouli, the patriotic period drama will release worldwide on October 13 in multiple languages. The promotions have begun. The film is expected to revive the theatrical business in India. The makers chose the Dussera holiday period.
Annaatthe – November 4
The Tamil film stars Superstar Rajinikanth. Directed by Siva, it also features Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Meena, and Khushbu. Touted to be a family entertainer, the Telugu version is yet to be titled. Sun Pictures is bankrolling the film, which will release on the occasion of Deepavali.
KGF Chapter 2 – December 20
The much-awaited second chapter of the blockbuster ‘KGF’ is slated to hit the screens for Christmas. December 20 is the date the makers are aiming for its release. One of the biggest Pan-Indian projects to hit the screens nationwide this year, ‘KGF Chapter 2’ features Kannada hero Yash as the hero. Prashanth Neel is directing the movie.
Pushpa – Christmas 2021
Sukumar directed Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa’ is releasing in two parts. The first part titled ‘Pushpa The Rise’ will release this Christmas festival. This is a surprise addition to the release schedule. Made on a lavish scale, the action drama will release in five languages nationwide.
Acharya – Jan 2022
The makers of ‘Acharya’ have not yet announced a release date. But as things stand today, they may lock the first day of New Year 2022 or the last week of January 2022. Clarity will emerge in the coming days. The film had seen many setbacks during production. Directed by Koratala Siva, it is also one of the biggest multi-starrer movies in Tollywood as Chiranjeevi and his son Ram Charan sharing the screen. Ram Charan plays a lengthy role.
Pawan Kalyan – Rana Movie – Jan 12, 2022
The multi-starrer is the first biggie to hit the screens during the Sankranthi season. The makers have announced January 12, 2022, as its release date. A remake of the Malayalam movie, the untitled drama has Pawan Kalyan and Rana in the lead roles. It is a clash of two egoistic personalities. Directed by Saagar Chandra, the film’s shoot is in progress.
Sarkaru Vaari Paata – Jan 13, 2022
From ‘Okkadu’ to ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’, Mahesh Babu has delivered many blockbusters during the Sankranthi festival. He is joining the Pongal race once again with ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’, which will be released on January 13, 2022. Directed by Parasuram, the entertainer has Keerthy Suresh as the leading lady. Mythri Movie Makers is bankrolling it.
Radhe Shyam – Jan 14, 2022
In the making for four years, Prabhas’s ‘Radhe Shyam’ is finally seeing the light of the day. The makers recently announced its release date as of January 14, 2022. Prabhas is a true Pan-Indian star. He has the market in all states. The period romantic tale stars Pooja Hegde as the leading lady.
F3 – Jan 14, 2022
Producer Dil Raju’s calculations went wrong for ‘F3’. If all these biggies stick to their release dates, Venkatesh and Varun Tej starrer “F3” will be postponed to summer 2022. If any of them gets dropped, it may join the Sankranthi race.