Puri Jagannadh, the filmmaker, has remarked on the continuing controversy of north versus south Indian cinema, stating that dubbed Telugu films struck a connection with the north audience, whilst dubbed Hindi films do not receive much attention in the south.
Several South films have proven to be box office blockbusters across India in recent months. Films like 'KGF Chapter 2', 'RRR', 'Pushpa: The Rise,' and, most recently, 'Karthikeya 2' were made in Kannada and Telugu dubbed and distributed in other languages.
When asked why dubbed south films are permitted in the north but not in the south, Puri said, "It's perfectly correct. Actually, it's not working very well. North folks accept South people. However, if a Hindi film dubbed in the south is not well received by the local audience. There are certain Hindi films that Telugu fans love to see, but not always the dubbed versions."
Puri Jagannadh made his directorial debut with 'Badri,' starring Pawan Kalyan and Renu Desai, in 2000. Following that, he worked in several good Telugu films and created a name for himself. Puri and his crew are currently awaiting the premiere of 'Liger,' a film starring Vijay Deverakonda as a professional MMA fighter and Ananya Panday as his love interest. The film will release on August 25, and it also stars Ramya Krishnan and Ananya Panday in crucial roles. It also stars Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight boxing champion.