Chiranjeevi and Prabhas’ films will clash at the box office.

On January 12, 2023, 3D versions of the multilingual historical saga Adipurush, with Prabhas in the title role, would be released in theatres. It’s interesting to note that Megastar Chiranjeevi’s untitled movie, which is speculatively titled Mega 154, is also slated to debut on Sankranthi 2023.

As is well known, the South celebrates Sankranthi in a huge way. Like Diwali in Bollywood, the Sankranthi festival is observed throughout the South. The simultaneous release of both films will have an effect on their box office receipts, but it is yet unclear who will be able to gain from the festival holiday.

Radhe Shyam which is Prabhas’ most recent movie, debuted to poor critical and audience reviews and a disastrous box office performance. The Pan-Indian superstar who made his breakthrough with Baahubali needs a big hit, clearly. In contrast, Chiranjeevi’s Acharya flopped at the box office and hasn’t yet recovered. The Siva Koratala-directed movie featured Ram Charan in a protracted cameo.

Adipurush, a film adaptation of the Ramayana, is helmed by well-known director Om Raut. Prabhas plays Lord Ram in the movie, and Saif Ali Khan plays Lankesh. Adipurush, which also features Kriti Sanon and Sunny Singh, is Raut’s follow-up to the hit Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which won the 2020 National Award.

Regarding Mega 154, Devi Sri Prasad created the music, and Bobby is directing the picture. In the Chiranjeevi starrer, Shruti Haasan will be featured in the female protagonist role. The Megastar is likely to play a cop in his next temporarily named Chiru 154. The film is jointly produced by Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar under production house Mythri Movie Makers