13th October 2023,Mumbai: The Financial Fiasco: Industry’s Concerns
The clash of two anticipated movies, Salaar and Dunki, triggered a wave of apprehension among trade experts. Predictions of a substantial 30 percent loss for both films loomed, casting shadows over their financial prospects. Moreover, the fierce rivalry between fan clubs of Shah Rukh Khan and Prabhas escalated into an unsavory war of words, intensifying the tension surrounding the clash.
Speculations on Dunki’s Postponement
Though no official confirmation has surfaced, a recent report from a notable portal hinted at Dunki’s potential postponement to 2024. Speculations suggest that pending post-production work could be a significant factor in the decision. The critical question remains: Can the team meet the deadlines and avert a possible delay, considering the meticulous standards of Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani?
Dunki’s Delay: Ensuring Perfection or Yielding to Circumstances?
The possibility of Dunki’s postponement to allow Salaar a solo release gained momentum following a post on Lets Cinema’s official handle. If Dunki indeed gets rescheduled, it could spell good news for Salaar, especially considering the congested release calendar of December, where several movies are vying for attention. A reminiscent scenario occurred with Jawan’s delay in 2023 due to prolonged VFX work, ultimately pushing its release to September that year.
Red Chillies VFX: Racing Against Time
Observers tracking Red Chillies VFX’s recent hiring spree perceive an encouraging sign of meeting looming deadlines. Shah Rukh Khan’s fan base remains optimistic about the team’s relentless efforts to ensure timely completion, fueling hopes for a potential summer 2024 release if Dunki bows out of the current race.
The North India Theater Tug-of-War
The distributors of Salaar are embroiled in a heated debate over screen allocations in the coveted North Indian market. With the added responsibility of distributing the highly anticipated movie Animal, the battle for securing a substantial share of screens in this lucrative territory has intensified, underlining the criticality of the region for both films’ success.
Salaar’s Global Ascent: A Panoramic Release Strategy
Despite the domestic standoff, Salaar’s ambitious international release plans, including a grand launch in the United States and various other nations, have grabbed the attention of global movie enthusiasts. This strategic move underscores the film’s global appeal and the growing influence of Prabhas as a formidable force in the international film arena.
The clash between two cinematic juggernauts has set the stage for a dramatic showdown, not only in the Indian film industry but also on the global stage. As fans brace themselves for the intense battle of box-office supremacy, the fate of Dunki’s release and the meticulous race against time for perfecting both films have become central themes in this high-stakes cinematic saga.
-by Kashvi Gala