Will Prabhas Cousins Repeat Sentiment?
There is no denying that UV Creations is kinda Prabhas home production as his cousin and close friend jointly own it. While they’re busy making Saaho with highest budget, they’re now gearing up for the release of Suriya’s Gang for Sankranthi clashing it with biggies such as Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi, Balakrishna’s Jai Simha and Raj Tarun’s Rangula Ratnam.
Now, the interesting talk in trade has it that UV has always emerged as winner for festival season. UV Creations has earlier dared to release their medium range films like Express Raja and Mahanubhavudu against top star movies during festival seasons and they attained success both the times. This time again, they are ready for another challenge. Their film Gang will have big threat from the biggies such as Pawan Kalyan and Balakrishna. Still, they hope the festival sentiment work in favor of them.
The fact is Gang is not a straight film. It is official remake of Bollywood hit Special 26 that starred Akshay Kumar in lead role. Though several filmmakers in South tried to make freemake for the Hindi movie, things didn’t materialize.
Gnanavel Raja bought Special 26 rights and director Vignesh Shivan made few changes to the script to suit sensibilities of south audiences. Also Suriya has good fan base in Telugu states.
The film’s trailer hints that, it has elements for classes as well as masses. The big question is how tough fight can Suriya’s film give to other Sankranthi releases.