Tollywood was off to a flyer during Sankranthi 2020 and the industry was shut down from March with OTT taking over. Everyone was skeptical about the reception of films in theatres. Breaking all the doubts, even with 50% occupancy, Krack showed that Telugu audience will always be at the front to encourage good films. With Covid subsiding, GOI gave permission for 100% occupancy. February is typically considered as an off season for films but Uppena which released on February 12th with 100% occupancy broke the 8 year long record of Mirchi (47cr) by breaching 50cr mark which is an extraordinary feat for a small film.
With the kind of success Uppena received, Trade circles were anticipating the first big hero film to blast at the boxoffice. Pawan Kalyan who was away from films since 2018 is giving a comeback with Vakeel Saab which is slated to release on April 9th, the first big hero film from TFI. Natural expectation is that it would have humongous craze among trade circles as it is a comeback from the Powerstar after 3 years. But, surely that doesn’t looks like the case with Vakeel Saab.
Producer Dil Raju quoted 40cr for Andhra region which is not so high but still he distributors are not interested. For East Godavari, Dil Raju quoted 6.4cr and no distributor is willing to pay the price. If no one offers this price, Dil Raju decided to release the film on his own through Vintage Creations.
Vakeel Saab is produced by Dil Raju and Boney Kapoor, Directed by Venu Sriram. It is a remake of Pink, Nerkonda Paarvai.