This summer, it is Pokiri Vs Bangaram battle at the Andhra box-office. Pokiri releases on April 28 and Bangaram on May 4.
Mahesh Babu the ‘Prince’ has got a slender lead over Pawan Kalyan in the youth audience category and his last release Athadu was a huge hit. At the same time Pawan’s last two films were pretty lukewarm and Bangaram is touted to be his comeback vehicle.
Puri Jagannath is a better known director than Dharani among viewers in Andhra. Dharani is basically a Tamil director, but is a past master in making mass entertainers work among the audience unlike Puri who is yet to prove himself in an action movie.
Bangaram has music by Vidyasagar who is basically a Telugu man who is established in Tamil and the song Ra Ra..Bangaram.. sung by Tipu and Manicka Vinayagam is scorching the charts. Mani Sharma’s Pokiri music is yet to catch up.
It is also a toss-up on who will get a good opening- Mahesh or Pawan? And in the final analysis the film with better content will be the winner.