Pan-Indian hero Prabhas and his team of ‘Project K’ have announced long back that their magnum opus will be hitting the screens on 12th January 2024. Despite the delay in shooting due to Amitabh Bachchan’s injury, the team is confident about the movie’s release on time. Deepika Padukone is the heroine while Nag Ashwin is making his huge sci-fi action thriller under Ashwini Dutt’s production.
Interestingly, superstar Mahesh Babu has announced that he will be arriving in theatres on 13th January 2024. The makers of #SSMB28 have released a mass poster and announced the release date. This confirmed that Mahesh and Prabhas will be at loggerheads during the upcoming Pongal season. There is a talk that even Ram Charan’s ‘Game Changer’ is eyeing at the same festive season but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Considering the current situation, Prabhas has a huge market across the country where as Mahesh is yet to arrive with a pan-Indian film. One would expect Prabhas to dominate the festive season but it is quite important for Prabhas is have a solo release as ‘Project K’ is being made on a massive budget of 500 crores. It is an experimental movie with a time travelling backdrop. Having a competition with Mahesh Babu might not be very beneficial for ‘Project K’ team.
As we know, both ‘Game Changer’ and ‘#SSMB28’ are mainstream commercial films with good content which makes them safe ventures if things go right. But films like ‘Project K’ need a lot of things to go in their favour and competing with star heroes is not at all advisable. Also, Prabhas is in dire need of a hit as his last two pan-Indian films ended up being disasters. His ‘Adipurush’ has a lot of negativity around it and his only hopes are ‘Salaar’ and ‘Project K’. Let us wait and see if any of these biggies decide to drop out of the Sankranti race or go ahead.