*’Virupaksha’ success fuels a new trend in Telugu cinema*
When ‘Virupaksha’ was released in April this year, it was evident that its gigantic box-office performance would herald a new trend in Telugu cinema. By grossing Rs 100 Cr, the film made a statement.
The mystery thriller’s blockbuster collections have changed the mindset of Telugu film directors about thrillers. ‘Virupaksha’ is a rare thriller featuring a star hero as the protagonist. In recent weeks, we have seen how ‘Ma Oori Polimera 2’ has scripted success, becoming the second major thriller of the year from Tollywood to achieve a remarkable commercial status. At the success meet of ‘Polimera 2’ recently, ‘Baby’ director Sai Rajesh spoke of ‘Virupaksha’ making a glowing, brave start by becoming Tollywood’s first commercial blockbuster thriller.
And now, ‘Mangalavaaram’ is garnering a lot of hype.
Evidently, Telugu directors see a spectacular opportunity in thrillers after what has transpired in the last few months.