It’s not a rare scenario for an actor to have consecutive releases without much gap – in fact, there have been several instances in the past where actors like Balakrishna, Krishna, NTR, Nani have had two films releasing the same day. While in some cases, both films have proved successful, however, on a majority, one film often tends to have a ripple effect on the other. Inevitably, the producer remains the sufferer. Nithiin too may have to face a similar issue with two of his films Check (February 26) and Rang De (March 26) releasing in a gap of hardly thirty days.
Check, directed by Chandrasekhar Yeleti, has a solid cast and crew in place with the likes of Priya Prakash Varrier, Rakul Preet, Sai Chand, Sampath in the lineup. However, both the teaser and the trailer of the film have been underwhelming and hasn’t enthused many. One already knows that Yeleti doesn’t pander to commercial sensibilities with his films and sticks to story-driven cinema. Although there’s every chance that Check may turn out to be a better film than what the promos tell us, would it be able to pull crowds to theatres? Or would have it been a wiser decision to release it after Rang De?
Rang De’s prospects are easily more promising among the two. Venky Atluri is a safe bet with romantic comedies, Keerthy Suresh has matured into a fine actress and additionally, the presence of cinematographer P C Sreeram is an asset to the team and Devi Sri Prasad’s music may come in handy. The teaser of the film is certainly catchier and livelier than Check. In all likelihood, it’s a pleasant film with better potential to draw audiences to theatres. Additionally, Rang De was the first film among the two to have announced the release date too (January 1).
It’s not a case of which is the better film between Check and Rang De. In times like these where the theatrical window is barely two weeks, a film needs to inevitably work within the first weekend. Check’s audiences are mostly the urban lot, while the clean-family entertainer tag may help Rang De cater to a wider audience base. It’s a tricky situation for Nithiin and he needs Check to click well to take the victorious momentum forward.