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Virupaksha: The trend-setting film in Tollywood
Published on Nov 15, 2023 10:19 am IST

When Virupaksha was released in the initial half of 2023, it was evident that its gigantic box office performance would herald a new trend in Telugu film. The mystical thriller grossed more than 100 crores and made a statement.

The collections of Virupaksha changed the mindset of Telugu film directors about thrillers. Virupaksha was a rare thriller that featured a noted hero as the protagonist. Recently, Maa Oori Polimera 2 has also captivated audiences and become the second major thriller of the year from Telugu to achieve massive commercial success.

During the success meet of Maa Oori Polimera 2, Baby director Sai Rajesh said that Virupaksha became Tollywood’s first solid commercial blockbuster. Payal Rajput starrer Mangalavaaram, which falls in the same genre, is ready for release. The film has garnered solid hype all across. Evidently, Telugu directors are seeing a spectacular opportunity in thrillers, and Virupaksha paved the way for the same.

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