This holiday season, Tollywood will see an epic clash of two eagerly awaited movies at the box office. On the big screen, two prominent Telugu actors, Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna, will face off in their respective movies. Godfather, starring Chiranjeevi and Salman Khan, and The Ghost, starring Nagarjuna, are scheduled to release in theatres on October 5 in time for Dussehra.
The fact that both movies are remakes of well-known movies is interesting. The critically acclaimed Malayalam film Lucifer was remade into Chiranjeevi’s Godfather. The original film, starring Prithiviraj Sukumar, Tovino Thomas, Mohan Lal, Manju Warrier, and Vivek Oberoi, was released on March 28, 2019. The movie, which was directed by Prithiviraj Sukumar, collected over a whopping Rs 175 crore at the box office. Made at a budget of only Rs 30 crore, the movie emerged as a blockbuster hit.
The Ghost, on the other hand, is allegedly a remake of a Korean film. Recently, the teasers for both films were made available. A voiceover announces that Godfather has been missing for the past 20 years at the beginning of the Godfather teaser. However, the public cheers for his return as he makes an action-packed reappearance after twenty years. Then, as Chiranjeevi beats up a group of thugs, his appearance is shown. A glimpse of Salman Khan and Chiranjeevi’s dramatic entrance in a car that smashes through a wall is also shown in the teaser.
The promo of The Ghost, titled Tamahagane, starts with someone alerting Nagarjuna that the entire underworld is behind him. As Nagarjuna stands fiercely with his sword, the promo reads, “The sword feels proud in the hands of The King.” Along with Nagarjuna and Kajal Agarwal, The Ghost’s main cast also includes Sonal Chauhan, Gul Panag, Anika Surendran, Manish Chaudhari, and Ravi Verma. Godfather features Nayanthara, Satya Dev Kancharana, Puri Jagannadh, Indrajit Sukumar, Biju Menon, and Tanya Ravichandran in addition to Chiranjeevi and Salman Khan.