Telegu film producers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have appealed the exhibitors to give priority to Telegu film and not the dubbed versions in special occasions like Dussehra and Sankranti. In a statement by Telegu Film Producers Council, only ‘Telugu straight films’ should be preferred to stream in theatres during the festive season. The Pongal-Sankranti weekend in the upcoming year will witness two big Telegu film releases that is Varisu and Thuvinu, while the fans are anticipated about what may lie ahead.
The statement by Telugu Film Producers Council read, “Keeping in view the increased cost of production of Telugu films, the welfare of producers and to save the Telugu film industry, the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce has in its Emergency Meeting held on 08.12.2019 passed a resolution that ‘Only Telugu straight Films should be given preference during the festivals of Sankaranthi and Dassera’.”
The release refers to a decision taken by the body in 2019 and re-emphasises it quoting a statement from film producer Dil Raju. “In this connection, noted Producer and the present Vice-President of Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce Sri Dil Raju has categorically informed through media in the year 2019 stating that how can we give theatres to dubbed Telugu movies during the festivals and therefore the first preference shall be given to straight Telugu movies for screening in theatres and the remaining will be given to dubbed Telugu movies during festivals,” the release further added.
“Therefore, the Telugu Film Producers Council requests the exhibitors to invariably implement this decision: ‘Only Telugu straight Films should be given preference during the festivals of Sankranthi and Dassera for screening in theatres and the remaining may be given to dubbed Telugu movies’.”
January 2023 will see big Telugu releases- Agent featuring Akhil Akkineni, Veera Narsimha Reddy featuring Nandamuri Balakrishna, and Waltair Veerayya featuring Chiranjeevi. However, the Tamil films, Varisu starring Vijay Thalapathy and Thunivu starring Ajith Kumar is one the much awaited list.