Sankranthi is not only a popular festival in both the Telugu states but also the biggest occasion for movie clashes. Big filmmakers in Tollywood eye on the season of Sankranthi as it generates massive collections due to consecutive holidays. Usually, most of the big clashes in Telugu cinema happen during this festive time.
Like every year, Tollywood is getting ready to heat up this Sankranthi with the likes of some big names that ruled the film industry. Along with Telugu, there are also a few releases lining up from Bollywood and Hollywood.
Here is the list of movies that are going to test their luck for this Sankranthi.
Khaidi No. 150
Making his coming back after a long gap of nine years, Megastar Chiranjeevi's "Khaidi No. 150" is definitely a special & do-or-die movie for the 61-year-old veteran. This prestigious 150th film of Chiru is directed by VV Vinayak and produced by Ram Charan under Konidela Production house.
Nandamuri Balakrishna is gearing up big for this Sankranthi with his 100th flick "Gautamiputra Satakarni". Directed by Krish, the historical movie is based on the story of great warrior emperor Gautamiputra Satakarni of the Satavahana dynasty.
Touted to be a village family entertainer, "Shatamanam Bhavati" seems to be a complete family drama which carries on relations. Directed by Vegesna Satish, the movie is produced by Dil Raju and the music is composed by Mickey J Meyer.
"Ok Jaanu" is the remake of Mani Ratnam's directorial "OK Bangaram" starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen. Produced by Karan Johar and Mani Ratnam under Madras Talkies, Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor are playing the lead roles in this movie. The romantic drama is directed by Shaad Ali and the music is composed by AR Rahman.
According to the reports, Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone's Hollywood debut “xXx“ The Return of Xander Cage" is also gearing up for a release this festival season in India.
The actress plays the role of Serena Unger in this upcoming international franchise film. Directed by DJ Caruso, the action thriller features Hollywood actor Vin Diesel in the lead role.
Head Constable Venkataramayya
'People’s star' R Narayana Murthy's “Head Constable Venkataramayya” is also participating in the Sankranthi race. Starring Jayasudha as the female lead, the police backdrop movie is directed by Chadalavada Srinivasa Rao and produced by Chadalavada Padmavathi under Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara banner.
As all the top heroes are back in action, this Sankranthi will definitely be a treat for the movie goers.