There is likely to be no Jallikattu this Sankranthi in Tamil Nadu, with the Supreme Court recently saying that it will not be able to give verdict on allowing the bull taming sport on Saturday, when the harvest festival will be held. The court said it cannot hear a petition challenging its ban on Jallikattu as it is in the process of delivering judgement on the validity of a notification by the Centre allowing the sport.
Mega producer Allu Aravind long ago announced to produce megastar Chiranjeevi’s 151st film. In fact, he wished to producer Chiru’s 150th, but when Ram Charan proclaimed to produce the film, he kept mum. Now, Charan disappoints his uncle Aravind yet again.
Natasimha Nandamuri Balakrishna’s magnum opus film Gautamiputra Satakarni is doing collections tsunami at box office. As per trade sources, the film’s first day collections are highest in Balakrishna’s career. The film took flying start in USA with $ 362,820 [Rs 2.47 cr] gross on Wednesday through premiere shows and has crossed half million mark on Thursday.
Despite presence of biggies, Sharwanand’s Shatamanam Bhavati has made shocking business on day one. The film directed by Satish Vegeshna has raked Rs 3.04 crores shares in AP and Nizam. As per trade analysts, the film is expected to become a big hit for its budget. Here is the film’s area wise break up list:
Last year for Sankranthi, Sharwanand scored a super hit with Express Raja, despite presence of few biggies. This year for the festival, the young hero is coming up with a family entertainer Shatamanam Bhavati, though Chiru’s 150th and Balayya’s 100th films released in the festival week got optimistic response from public. Let’s see whether Sharwa repeat the Sankranthi sentiment this year too or not!
Very people had an idea about Gautamiputra Satakarni, before director Krish had announced to make this film with Nandamuri Balakrishna portraying the great ruler. Furthermore, this very special movie marks 100th of Balakrishna. Let’s see how far Krish succeeded in making this historical film…