As Pawan Kalyan’s Katamarayudu hit screens on March 24, a few days ahead of Ugadhi festival, the two Telugu states have been engulfed with festival atmosphere already. Well, the situation is no different in Chennai.
All films of Tollywood star heroes get massive releases in Chennai city. However, Katamarayudu is being released in an unprecedented manner. The apt testimonial for this is while Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ had 62 shows in PVR multiplexes of Chennai, Katamarayudu is having 58 shows, almost equal to a Rajini starrer. Phenomenal!
The situation is no different in other noted theatres in Chennai. For ex. Katamarayudu has been screened in all the nine screens.in Mayajaal on Friday. Only films of star Tamil heroes have achieved this feat so far.
Besides the stardom of Pawan, the fact that Katamarayudu is the remake of Ajith starrer Tamil film ‘Veeram’ makes the Telugu film a crazy one in Tamil Nadu. Having Shruti Hassan as the female lead is another advantage.