Mahesh Babu’s Sarileru Neekevvaru and Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo are slated for Sankranthi 2020 release and the theatrical rights of both the films are picked up for record prices. Both these films will occupy the lion’s share of theatres across the Telugu states during the festival season. Rajinikanth’s Darbar too will release during the season but will have a limited release in AP and Telangana.
Venkatesh and Naga Chaitanya starrer Venky Mama was initially slated for Dasara release but it missed the race. The film’s producer Suresh Babu has been holding talks with his distributors and exhibitors across AP and Telangana about having a Sankranthi release for the film. Suresh Babu owns a decent number of theatres in Andhra Pradesh and he collaborates with Asian Cinemas (Global Cinemas) in Nizam who own huge number of screens in the territory. If Venky Mama releases for Sankranthi, that would be a huge blow for Sarileru Neekevvaru and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo as the screen count for these biggies will come down. They should share the remaining available screens.
Venky Mama will turn a huge dent for the numbers for the Sankranthi biggies. Suresh Babu will announce the release date of Venky Mama officially in the next couple of days. Top producer Dil Raju is already holding talks to avoid the clash and to ensure a smooth release for Sarileru Neekevvaru and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. We have to wait for some more time to see what happens next.