2021 will be a cinematic fest for audiences! Tollywood has a string of exciting releases this year. Several big budget films like RRR and Acharya that were halted due to the Coronavirus Pandemic will have theatrical releases this year. In the past couple of weeks, several film teams have unveiled release dates, teasers, posters and songs from their films as promotions ahead of their 2021 releases.
The biggest and most awaited Pan-India film undoubtedly is S S Rajamouli's RRR. Ram Charan
and Jr. NTR
are sharing the silver screen RRR as freedom warriors. Set in the 1920s, the film will narrate an epic story in the pre-colonial age. Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will also appear in the film. The film marks both their entry into the Telugu film industry. RRR is to have a theatrical release on October 13th. After revealing the two powerful teasers and posters introducing Ram Charan as Alluri Sitarama Raju and Jr NTR as Komaram Bheem in RRR, director SS Rajamouli recently introduced another character named Jennifer, played by Olivia Morris. The Baahubali director also shared a climax shot that shows Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem holding hands as they come together to fight a battle. The buzz created by the poster is unfathomable. RRR could most probably be the next big Pan-Indian film everyone's waiting for!
Sarkaru Vaari Paata
This Mahesh Babu
starrer boasts a never-seen-before look for the Superstar in a film about bank fraud. Directed by Parasurma of Geetha Govindam fame, the film will have Mahesh appear as a rugged man with long hair and a tattoo of a coin. The leading lady Keerthy Suresh of Mahanati fame has begun shooting for the film recently. Mahesh Babu was also in Dubai shooting for the action drama. The actor and his family celebrated his wife Namrata Shidrokar's birthday in Dubai too! Rumour has it that the team will release a video after wrapping up shooting by February 21st.
Pushpa is one of Stylish Star Allu Arjun
's most awaited entertainer this year. Allu Arjun has been busy shooting for the action flick which marks his first Pan-Indian film. A lot of interesting tit-bits are coming from the sets of Pushpa. Sources say the Stylish Star will have a mind blowing action sequence with wolves! Recently, a huge crowd gathered where Allu Arjun was shooting a part of the time! The female lead Rashmika Mandanna
has started shooting for her first Pan-Indian film on a 2 week shoot schedule. Pushpa is now scheduled to be released on 13 August simultaneously on theaters across India.
Directed by Puri Jagannadh Liger will feature Vijay Deverakonda
and Ananya Panday in leading roles. Liger is being bankrolled by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. The cast, director and producer has created a huge buzz around the film. A recent poster made headlines for revealing the release date of September 9th. Sources Vijay Deverakonda learnt MMA for this film. Recently, Ananya Panday resumed shooting with 150 junior artists for a dance sequence. Vijay will soon join Ananya on the sets of this exciting action flick.
Superstar Mahesh Babu recently unveiled the teaser to the Sharwanand starrer Sreekaram through his social media platforms. Inspired by true events, Sreekaram has a strong message about aspirations and farmers in India. Sharwanand to essay the role of a farmer. The role might turn out to be a game changer for the actor. Priyanka Arul Mohan is the film's leading lady. Sreekaram will have a theatrical release on the occasion of March 11th.
Vakeel Saab is the official Telugu remake of hit Bollywood film Pink. Vakeel Saab is Pawan Kalyan's come-back film after a long hiatus. Directed by Venu Sriram, and also stars Shruti Haasan, Anjali, Nivetha Thomas and Ananya Nagalla. Recently, the team of Vakeel Saab revealed that the film will have a theatrical release on April 9th. Vakeel Saab has slowly become one of the most awaited films this year. It is the most tweeted Telugu movie along with Mahesh Babu's Sarkaru Vaari Paata and Allu Arjun’s Pushpa. Sources say Prakash Raj might take on an important role in the film.
This Nani starrer is now slated to hit the theatres on 16th April during the Ugadi weekend. Nani unveiled the first single titled Inkosaari Inkosaari and it's lyrical video. The official music videos of the film's soundtrack are yet to come out. Jagapathi Babu's look in the film was recently unveiled on the actor's birthday. Babu will play the role of Nani's older brother in the film. Directed by Shiva Nirvana, Tuck Jagadish stars Ritu Varma, Aishwarya Rajesh and Jagapathi Babu in prominent roles.
Love Story is a romance film starring Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles. Directed by Sekhar Kammula, Love Story is now slated to hit theatres on April 16. The film shares the release date with Nani's Tuck Jagadish. Love Story's teaser came out a couple of weeks ago. The film is all about romance, dreams and aspirations. On Valentine's Day, a single called Nee Chitram Choosi to celebrate love was released. Sources say that the film's non-theatrical rights have been sold for Rs 16 crores!
Mega Star Chiranjeevi and his son Ram Charan will be seen sharing the screen in this social drama. Kajal Aggarwal is the film's leading lady. Ram Chandra was recently spotted at the airport on his way to begin shooting for the Koratala Siva directorial. According to sources, the film's shoot schedule will go on for a few weeks. Acharya's teaser came a few weeks ago ahead of the film's 2021 summer release on May 13. The teaser had Ram Charan's voice over introducing Chiranjeevi's character. A poster introducing Ram Charan as Siddha has also piqued the curiosity of the fans!
The team of Naarappa unveiled the release date for the upcoming social drama. Naraarappa is all set to hit the theatres on 14th May. Venkatesh Daggubati has undergone a complete transformation to essay the role of a middle aged farmer. The film which is a remake of Vetrimaaran's Asuran is loosely based on the Karamchedu massacre. Priyamani is the leading lady of the film. The film will clash with the release of Chiranjeevi's Acharya's release by one day. The high stakes games have stirred up excitement among the fans!
Major is based on the life of Indian Army Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. Major stars Adivi Sesh and Sobhita Dhulipala in leading roles. Major is the maiden production project for Superstar Mahesh Babu. A few days ago, Mahesh Babu unveiled the release date of June 2nd for the action film. Not much is known about the film. Recently, Adivi Sesh was seen celebrating Republic Day with the CRPF Hyderabad regiment to pay his respects and get into character to essay the role of Major Unnikrishnan.
Varun Tej has wrapped up shooting for his much awaited boxer flick Ghani. A first look poster unveiled Varun Tej's uncanny transformation to essay the role of an athletic boxer. The poster created a frenzy on social media. Ghani will have a theatrical release on 30th July. Saiee Mukerjee will be the leading lady of this sports drama. Sidhu Mudda of Renaissance Films and Allu Bobby of Allu Bobby Company are jointly producing this venture.
Baahubali star Prabhas will return to playing a romantic lead opposite Pooja Hegde in Radhe Shyam. The team of Radhe Shyam is all set to unveil a teaser for the upcoming romantic saga on Valentine's Day. The scenic poster shows a love sick Prabhas walking past a picturesque window as autumn leaves fall to the ground! Pooja Hedge shared an adorable photo to say that she's finished dubbing for the romance flick. Director Radha Krishna Kumar welcomed Mithoon and Mana Bhardwaj to work on the Hindi compositions. With timely updates, the team of Radhe Shyam has created a huge buzz. Radhe Shyam is touted to be one of the most successful films this year. Several fans and media houses have started to compare the heights the film can reach. Radhe Shyam is now scheduled to hit the theatres on 30th July.
F3 is the much awaited sequel to the 2019 fun fest F2. While Fun and Frustration (F2) was about two young men dealing with the frustration stemming from their domineering wives, F3 seems to be all about the cash! A promotional poster featuring Venkatesh and Varun Te came it a few weeks ago. Both of them are holding umbrellas filled with money. In the background, it's raining money! Mehreen Kaur and Tamannah Bhatia will play the leading ladies. Sources say F3 might be Mehreen Kaur's last film as the actress is gearing up to tie the knot soon.
It's safe to say that KGF 2 is the most hyped up and talked about Pan Indian film of 2021. The sequel to 2018 hit film KGF, KGF Chapter is widely pegged as the historic blockbuster in the making. The teaser to the much awaited Yash starrer came out a few weeks ago and took over social media by storm. Rumour has it that the non-theatrical business of the film will in itself cross the 160 crores mark. It's also known that Amazon Prime has bagged the digital rights for a whopping 55 crores. KGF Chapter 2 will have a theatrical release on 16th July.
Several fans and media houses have spoken of how 2021 is the year of the big-budget giants like RRR, Radhe Shyam, Sarkaru Vaari Paata, Pushpa and not of course KGF 2. It's safe to say that box battles will keep us entertained throughout the year!