Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi Has Already Beaten Prabhas’ Baahubali 2! Here’s How
Pawan Kalyan revealed the first look of his next film, Agnyaathavaasi just a few days back and had his fans in frenzy. In the first look of the thriller, where the actor plays a prince in exile, the power star was seen sporting an invincible attitude. And it looks like, that’s the attitude that his film is going to follow at the box office as well. Set to hit screens on Sankranthi/Pongal 2018, the film has already beaten Prabhas‘ Baahubali: The Conclusion in one major aspect!
As per a senior entertainment journalist, film critics and trade analyst, Sreedhar Pillai, Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi will be the first Indian film to touch 500 screens in North America. The number is so big, that it beats the the screens that SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 had scored – for all the various languages it released in. The Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Rana Daggubati film has got 462 screens in N. America. As per Pillai’s tweet, the film has some major Hollywood Theatre chains like Cinemark and AMCTheatres backing and screening it.
The film has been extensively shot in Varanasi, that’ also where the first look was revealed along with the film’s director of photography Sri ManiKandan and director Sri Trivikram. The crew also shot a special song in the city with a huge crew, led by choreographer Sri Shobhi. The film is all set to release on January 10, 2018 and the team is now busy with the post production stage.
Agnyaathavaasi brings together an interesting ensemble cast comprising Boman Irani, Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel, Aadhi, Khushboo, Murali Sharma and Rao Ramesh. Now, it will be interesting to see how the film fares at the box office both in India and internationally on the opening day and weekend! Baahubali: The Conclusion has set huge benchmarks for all films to follow, and with more screens in at least one market, it will be an exciting comparison of numbers! Will Agnyaathavaasi start the year for Telugu cinema on a stupendous successful note? Let’s wait and watch!