Sankranti to rake in big bucks
This Sankranti festival promises to be a movie bonanza with four films releasing at the time. Trade pundits are expecting a high business this year too. If everything goes well, they predict the business generated by these films to be to the tune of Rs 200 crore at the box office. The big ones are Pawan Kalyan’s film Agnyathavaasi (releasing on January 10) and Balakrishna’s Jai Simha (releasing on January 12). The other film Rangula Ratnam is a small one that stars Raj Tarun. Gang, a dubbed film that stars Tamil actor Suriya, is also releasing at the time.
“We are expecting high collections because of holidays. The ticket prices have also increased, so it’s going to be a big one,” says Sunil Narang of Asian Cinema.
Trade Analysts predict that Balakrishna’s film may collect around Rs 40 crore.
Since the last few years, the Sankranti festival is minting money in Tollywood and this year, with high ticket rates, the same magic could repeat.