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Dry spell in Tollywood, Bollywood, and Kollywood
Published on Apr 21, 2024 6:59 pm IST

Summer is considered one of the best seasons for movies, and producers of big projects tend to release movies during this period. But this year, the scenario is quite different at the Indian box office. Tollywood has had two noted releases till now, Tillu Square and Family Star. While Tillu Square emerged as a box office blockbuster, the Vijay Deverakonda starrer was a huge disaster. The box office run of these two films has come to an end, and currently, theatres are running with dismal occupancies.

Prathinidhi 2, Aa Okkati Adakku, and Gangs Of Godavari are the noted films arriving in cinemas in the next few days. The success of these movies is necessary for the industry, but it is important to note that they aren’t front-loaded. Tollywood should have had at least one big release this Summer to make the most of the holiday season.

Bollywood had two big releases this Summer: Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Maidaan. Their results have come as a shock to the trade, as the combined lifetime collections of both these films will be below 100 crores nett. Both were made on a massive budget and arrived on Eid, which is a fruitful period for Hindi films. Up next, Rajkummar Rao’s Srikanth is coming to the big screens, and the industry hopes that this film will put an end to the dry spell.

When it comes to Kollywood, things have been worse right from the beginning of the year. Sivakarthikeyan’s Ayalaan and Dhanush’s Captain Miller fared decently, but after that, the industry didn’t have any big releases. Manjummel Boys is the highest-grossing film in Tamil Nadu this year which speaks volumes about the current situation in Kollywood. Even the medium range heroes abstained from releasing their films which made several theatres close down temporarily.

Mollywood is the only industry having a successful time in the country with back-to-back blockbusters. A few opine that the craze for IPL and the general elections in the country are stopping filmmakers from releasing their movies. However, good entertainers will always bring crowds to the theatres, and this has been proven multiple times in the past. Probably, a PAN-Indian flick with good content might bring back the glory of Indian cinema.

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