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Weekend Box-office: Poor show of Telugu Films

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Tollywood witnessed a shocking weekend at the box-office after the new releases fell flat. The new releases Kondapolam and Aaradugula Bullet received poor response from the audience. Kondapolam opened on a decent note with Friday morning shows but the footfalls dropped down from the evening shows. The film performed below par on Saturday and Sunday. The movie will end up as a disaster considering the theatrical rights and the weekend numbers.

Aaradugula Bullet which was delayed multiple times reported poor numbers. The audience were not interested in the film. Love Story had a decent run in cities on Saturday and Sunday. The film remained low in the rest of the regions. The theatrical run of Love Story will end up this week after few new films are releasing during Dasara season. Tamil dubbed film Doctor had a decent Saturday and Sunday across the Telugu states. The film received a decent response. Maha Samudram, Most Eligible Bachelor and Pelli SandaD will release this weekend.

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Vaisshnav Tej’s ‘Konda Polam’ Movie Review:

Konda Polam movie review

Telugu360 Rating : 2.5/5

Tollywood director Krish is known for directing sensible films like Gamyam, Vedam and Kanche. Impressed with the novel ‘Kondapolam’ that is written by Sannapureddi Venkata Ramireddy, Krish decided to adapt it into a film. It was made with Vaisshnav Tej, Rakul Preet Singh with the same name. Sai Chand and Kota Srinivasa Rao played the other prominent roles in a different attempt. Kondapolam was shot entirely in the forests of Vikarabad district. Krish’s home banner First Frame Entertainments produced the film and Keeravani is the music director. Here is the complete review of Kondapolam:

Story:

Kondapolam narrates the story of Ravindra Yadav (Vaisshnav Tej) who is a responsible youth who struggles to make his profession in the field of IT. After testing his luck for four complete years, Ravi heads back to his roots and decides to support his father (Sai Chand). The entire village suffers from drought and the people struggle hard to feed their cattle. Ravi’s father along with a bunch of the villagers decides to head for Kondapolam to save their cattle (sheep). The rest of Kondapolam is all about Ravi’s journey and his equation with Obulamma (Rakul Preet Singh). It is after this journey, Ravi gains confidence and settles well in his life. Watch Kondapolam to know about the memorable journey of Ravindra Yadav.

Analysis:

Kondapolam is not just about feeding the cattle and the sheep. The film narrates about the drastic situations, adventures, and survival in these extreme conditions. The characters are well designed but Krish failed to get the right needed emotional connect which is crucial for films like Kondapolam. The songs are good and Keeravani adds life with his background score. The slow pace is the biggest barrier for the film. The film is shot in realistic locations and the performances are honest. Kondapolam is the story of a youngster who succeeds in life because of a memorable journey. This journey teaches him some valuable lessons and gets him the needed confidence.

The episodes with the tiger are shot badly and the graphic work is quite poor. The Rayalaseema drought issues are narrated well and a village attempts to save their cattle from these conditions and heads to Kondapolam. The first half of Kondapolam looks decent with an interesting interval block. The second half of the film looks flat and makes a boring watch. When there are no commercial ingredients, there should be a strong emotional drama that goes missing in Kondapolam. Though the film has enough depth, it was not well narrated.

Performances:

Vaisshnav Tej is just one film old and he should be appreciated for picking up a film like Kondapolam. The actor delivered his best as Ravi and he even fits well. Tej transformed well and his expressions are good. Rakul Preet lives up to the expectations in a de-glam role as Obulamma. Rakul has done enough homework for the role and it is clearly visible on screen. Sai Chand comes up with one more interesting attempt and his performance will be remembered for a long time. Kota Srinivasa Rao and Ravi Prakash have done their jobs with perfection. All the other actors are decent.

Kondapolam is inspired by a novel and is a different attempt. Krish penned the screenplay for Kondapolam. The dialogues are good at times and the script is written without adding unwanted entertainment and songs. MM Keeravani’s background score is an asset for Kondapolam and the songs are good. The cinematography work is very good and some of the emotional episodes are well presented. The production values are good and the editing work is ok. Krish has been honest with the attempt but Kondapolam happens at a slow pace because of which it may not appeal to everyone.

Verdict:

Kondapolam is an honest attempt from Krish but the film will not appeal to everyone. For those who love art films, Kondapolam can be given a watch.

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Tollywood Box-office: Four films to test their Luck

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The Dasara season is nearing and a bunch of films will hit the screens during this season. Four films are testing their luck during this weekend. Vaisshnav Tej’s Kondapolam and Gopichand’s Aaradugula Bullet are releasing this Friday. Sensible filmmaker Krish directed Kondapolam which happens to be the second film of Vaisshnav Tej. Rakul Preet Singh is the leading lady and the trailer looked impressive. Krish was so confident on the film and he took a break from Hari Hara Veera Mallu to direct Kondapolam. All the deals are closed and the film releases on October 8th. Vaisshnav Tej is testing his luck after a blockbuster like Uppena and the film is expected to open with a bang.

Gopichand’s long-delayed project Aaradugula Bullet has been struggling for release. After a series of delays, Aaradugula Bullet is hitting the screens on Friday. The makers are quite confident of releasing the film this time without any delays. The trailer that is out recently hints that Aaradugula Bullet is packed with commercial aspects. Nayanthara is the leading lady in Aaradugula Bullet. Nenu Leni Na Premakatha and Doctor too are releasing on Friday. Finally, four films are testing their luck during this weekend at the ticket windows.

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Vaisshnav Tej updates about Sai Tej’s Health

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Mega hero Vaisshnav Tej made an impressive debut with Uppena and his second film Kondapolam is hitting the screens next Friday. The actor is promoting the film which is directed by Krish. Vaisshnav Tej responded about the health of his brother Sai Tej who got injured during a bike accident. He said that Sai Tej is doing absolutely fine and he is still monitored in Apollo Hospitals by a team of health experts.

“Sai Tej is doing fine and he is kept under observation now. He is taking physiotherapy and the doctors are closely monitoring him. He is recovering slowly and he will be back home in ten days” told Vaisshnav Tej. Sai Tej got a fracture for his collar bone and he underwent surgery. His recent film Republic was released this Friday and the numbers are decent for the weekend.

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I Have To Thank Pawan For Giving Permission For Konda Polam: Krish

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Vaishnav Tej and Rakul Preet Singh starrer adventurous action-drama Konda Polam audio launch event is held in Kurnool. Director Krish turned bit emotional while speaking at the function and he thanked those who all supported him to make the movie.

“I have to thank Pawan Kalyan for giving his permission for me to make Konda Polam, when 100 Cr budget film Hari Hara Veera Mallu’s shoot was stalled temporarily because of the pandemic. I also have to thank producer AM Ratnam for giving his green signal,” said Krish who also thanked his friend and producer Rajeev Reddy and writer Sannapureddy Venkatarami Reddy who penned Konda Polam novel.

Hero Vaishnav Tej revealed about his character in the movie. “My character name is Ravindra Yadav. He is a kind of person who doesn’t fear for any problems in life. He indeed keeps his head up, irrespective of any circumstance. He also wishes to make his country proud.”

Vaishnav Tej also expressed his contentment of working with MM Keeravani for his very second movie.

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Konda Polam in Overseas by Great India Films from Oct 8th

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Great India Films is happy to announce our association with First Frame entertainments in releasing the adventure drama Konda Polam starring Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Rakulpreet Singh.

Directed by Maverick and tasteful director Krish Konda Polam comes after the recent blockbuster success of Uppena for Viasshnav tej which was also distributed by Great India Films overseas.

Konda Polamm will be released in overseas on Friday Oct 8th in USA, Canada, UK, Singapore. Contact great India Films for trade enquiries. We encourage movie lovers to watch Konda Polam on the big screen near you as the movie will be released in 100+ locations in USA.

We thank Rajeev Reddy garu, Krish garu and other producers who referred us to Rajeev garu for trusting us with this responsibility.

Great India Films thanks movie lovers for their continued support in our 19 years of journey.

Watch the trailer here which has gained over 5.7 million views already.

For trade inquiries contact

info@greatindiafilmsusa.com

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Dasara 2021 Release Chart for Tollywood

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Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi starter Love Story brought the needed boost for Telugu cinema. The film had an exceptional weekend all over and crossed 1 million USD mark in USA. A bunch of films are now heading for release in October to take the advantage of Dasara holiday season. Sai Tej’s Republic will be the first film to release in October and the film is a political drama. Vaisshnav Tej’s Kondapolam, Sharwanand’s Maha Samudram, Akhil’s Most Eligible Bachelor, Naga Shaurya’s Varudu Kaavalenu announced their release dates during the season. Pelli SandaD and Rowdy Boys too are expected to test their luck during the season. Here are the updated release dates of Telugu films:

Sai Tej’s Republic: October 1st
Vaishhnav Tej’s Kondapolam: October 8th
Maha Samudram: October 14th
Akhil’s Most Eligible Bachelor: October 15th
Varudu Kaavalenu: October 15th
Rowdy Boys: Date yet to be announced
Pelli SandaD: Date yet to be announced

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Rs 175 Cr Dasara bet in Tollywood

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The current situations in the country are unpredictable. Tollywood is the only film industry that is reopened for business and a series of films are lined up. September will have decent releases if the government of Andhra Pradesh revises the GO of ticket prices. Movies like Seetimaarr and Love Story will release in September if things are positive. The third wave of coronavirus fear is creating tremors across the Telugu cinema. There would be a big bet during the Dasara season this year if things are smooth.

Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Akhanda, Sai Tej’s Republic, Sharwanand and Siddharth starter Maha Samudram, Akhil Akkineni’s Most Eligible Bachelor, Vaisshnav Tej’s Kondapolam and Dil Raju’s nephew Ashish’s debut film Rowdy Boys will hit the screens during the holiday season. The expected theatrical bet on these films is close to Rs 175 crores. The crucial summer this year is missed because of the second wave. For now, the filmmakers are working on a positive note to release their films during the Dasara holiday season.

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