Director Shankar is inarguably one of the best technicians in Indian cinema.His vision and the scale of the films he makes are mind-boggling.
The grandeur in his films is only next to the grandeur heard in mythologies and fictional stories.Such is the ability of this director.
Despite whatever is said and done, his recent films failed to reap profits to the makers.
The prolonged delay of ‘I’ and its average success at the box office forced its producer Aascar Ravichandran go bankrupt.Even his last film ‘2.0’ did not fare well at the box office and failed to recover the distributor’s investment in many areas.Undeterred by the results, he is currently working on Indian 2 starring Kamal Hassan and Kajal in lead roles, and hero Siddharth and Rakul Preet Singh in other key roles.The film’s production picked up pace after several delays.
Indian 2 is lined up for release on January 14th 2021, celebrating Sankranti (Pongal in Tamil Nadu).This is where things are likely to go wrong yet again for Director Shankar.
Though Rajamouli planned to release #RRR on July 30th, the date has been pushed to October 25th 2020 (Dussehra).Now, with further delays in post-production work, #RRR release date is likely to be pushed for 2021 Sankranthi.
If that happens, and Indian 2 releases at the same time, Director Shankar and his producers will have their heart in their mouths.