While the uproar of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is yet to subside, Tollywood is ready for its next super-hit. Harish Shankar, belonging to the same industry as Rajamouli, is at the helm of Duvvada Jagannadham, a Telugu romantic comedy that has all the materials to become a runaway hit despite the rage of Baahubali 2. The film has, at its lead roles, Allu Arjun, who is making his presence felt in Telugu cinema for some time now and the new model-turned-actor Pooja Hegde.
The film sees Allu Arjun teaming up with Dil Raju, one of the most renowned producers of the industry, after a long hiatus of eight years. Previously, they had collaborated in Arya as well as Parugu, both being blockbuster hits by a good margin. However, they surely would want to rejuvenate their decade-old partnership. Devi Sri Prasad, popularly known by his sobriquet DSP, is taking care of the music direction for the film, as per reports.
The poster and the teaser is out
The film has surely stirred quite a few people even amidst the wild craze surrounding the phenomenon of Baahubali. The poster has already released and the chemistry between the duos is being heavily praised. The intimacy that has been captured in the poster as the couple engage each other in a deep embrace has evoked strong feelings among fans. They have praised how they invoke a sense of love by closing their eyes while embracing. However, this is surely a striking contrast from the last poster released where Arjun was donning a Brahmin’s attire.
It only goes to show the film has an interesting narrative and it is precisely why the teaser, upon its release, has received 6 million views within a week. While there are mixed reactions until now, surely a lot of people have been surprised by the second poster.
The release and shooting schedule
The film’s shooting was disrupted frequently owing to the frail health of Arjun. However, the problems have been averted and its climax scenes are going to shot in the pink city of Jaipur. The film’s teaser is already being praised heavily by fans because of the impeccable comic timing of Arjun. However, how it fares at box office will depend a lot upon how people receive it after the Baahubali extravaganza.
Given the scenario, there are quite a few big releases in the coming months and the producers have decided to release the film right after the Baahubali wave subsides. June seems to be a good option for that since August is packed with big releases. With Bollywood in contention as well as the release of SPYder, a spy film by AR Murugadoss, August will be a difficult period for the release.
Hence, 23 June has been decided as the fateful date for the release. While the competition will be there, the producers consider it to be a good time for releasing a film since people will easily latch onto the new film releasing in between big releases.