The upcoming pan-India film Virupaksha is all set to hit the big screens on 21st April. Directed by Karthik Varma Dandu, the film stars Sai Dharam Tej, Samyuktha Menon and Sunil in lead roles. Written by Sukumar, the film is based on unsolved mysterious elements happening in a village named Rudravanam. Virupaksha, which is expected to do decent business at the box office, has already set up its promotions in Telugu-speaking states. The film has done the highest pre-release business in Sai Dharam Tej’s career so far. The pre-release business figures of Virupaksha are as follows: Rs 7 crore in Hyderabad, Rs 8.5 crore in Andhra Pradesh, Rs 0.70 crore in Nellore and Rs 3.7 crore in Rayalaseema, Total in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Rs 19.20 crore, Karnataka 1.50 crores and rest of India. The break-even target of the film has been kept at Rs 23 crore.
Produced by BVNS Prasad under the label Sri Venkateswara Cine Pictures, Virupaksha is going to release in multiple languages including Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. With music by B Ajneesh Loknath, the film’s cinematography is handled by Shamdat Sanuddin.
Touted to be an action-thriller, the film has been given an ‘A’ certificate by the censor board considering the thrill and terror elements. A few days ago, the makers of the film attended pre-release events in Vijayawada and Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) and promoted the film in a grand way.
The teaser of the film was released a few days ago and has been garnering tremendous attention among the audience. So far it has got 5.2 million views. Now it will be interesting to see how the film is going to perform at the box office.
Sai Dharam Tej is known for films like Jawan, Republic and Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham. His other releases include Nakshatram, Thikka, Winner, Solo Brathuke So Better and Intelligent. Apart from Virupaksha, he will also be seen in PKSDT directed by Samuthirakani.