Adding to the festivities of Pongal 2019 will be three big released from Tollywood namely, Ram Charan's Vinaya Vidheya Rama, Varun Tej, and Venkatesh starrer F2: Fun and Frustration and Nandamuri Balakrishna's NTR biopic, whose first part NTR Kathanayakudu will be releasing on January 9th.
While distributors have their hands full with these three big releases, there are reports that producer Vallabhaneni Ashok, who had worked on the Telugu dubbing of Mani Ratnam's Nawab, is now working on the Telugu dub of Superstar Rajnikanth's Petta which is forcing some distributors to give up some theatres as the film gears up for release on January 11th alongside the Tamil version. Petta is sure to give heavy competition to Tollywood's Pongal releases.
Given however that Rajnikanth's previous movies have not been doing too well at the box office, with the exception of 2.0, there may not be much hype around Petta's release. Telugu movies, on the other hand, have been faring quite well at the box office.