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Summer is almost finished and it was mostly dull with only one Blockbuster movie Majili and two hits Maharshi and Jersey. This week a plethora of small budget movies are releasing vying for the audience’s attention. Let’s have a look at these movies and analyze which small puski bomb can create a big dhamaka at the box-office.
Mallesham: A biopic on the Padma Shri recipient Chintakindi Mallesham, who invented the Asu machine to process yarn for saris mechanically. Actor Priyadarshi is reprising the role of the handloom weaver in the movie Mallesham. The movie is being directed by Raj R and produced by Sri Adhikari under the banner Suresh Productions. The film is carrying excellent reports and this one has the chance to become C/O Kancharapalem of 2019. Recently state minister KTR watched the movie and applauded its noble intentions.
Voter: Touted to be an unofficial remake of 90’s blockbuster ‘Assembly Rowdy’ this movie has been in the making for more than two years. Voter, a political drama starring Manchu Vishnu, Sampath Raj, and Surabhi is directed by GS Karthik and produced by John Sudheer Pudhota. The film has also been in controversies due to many disputes between Manchu Vishnu and the makers. There are not many expectations from the movie but who knows it can turn out to be another Dhee for Vishnu, which was also released with no expectations but became a blockbuster.
Agent SaiSrinivasa Athreya: The film ‘Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya’ starring Naveen Polishetty and Shruti Sharma in the lead roles and directed by Swaroop RSJ, is about a bumbling comical detective like Megastar’s Chiranjeevi. the film is releasing with good expectations and could turn out to be the sleeper hit of the season.
First Rank Student: With Chetan Maddhineni and Kashish Hora in the lead roles, upcoming romantic comedy entertainer First Rank Raju with the tagline Education 100% and Knowledge 0% is also slated for release this week. This rom-com has generated a decent response for the trailer and will depend on word of mouth. Directed by Naresh Kumar, the rom-com movie is being produced by Manjunath V Kandukur under the banner Dolphin Entertainments.
The Extraordinary Journey of a Fakir: Dhanush is all set to present his first Hollywood venture, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir that is releasing coming Friday. The trailer of the film was unveiled earlier this month and it received a positive response. The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir tells the tale of an Indian street magician’s journey to Paris. Dhanush’s character finds himself hopping on a crazy journey. These kinds of films rarely do well. Let’s see if Dhanush can pull off a miracle this time.
There are also some very small budget movies like character artist turning lead hero, Ajay’s Special with Sai Akshatha in the lead and a movie about horror and crime titled Stuartpuram but their chances of doing well are pretty minimal
And then there is Kabir Singh, the official remake of Tollywood monster hit Arjun Reddy. Starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the trailer has been loved by all and the songs have become a rage. The youth audience is raring to go and watch this movie and should easily be the biggest crowd puller of the week.