Salman Khan’s much-talked about movie Kick is a remake of Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja’s Blockbuster Telugu film with the same name. Telugu audiences are eagerly waiting to watch the movie. The Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer is slated to release in a large number of screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on July 25.
But it will not beat the screen count record of Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express. Directed by Rohit Shetty, Chennai Express was released in a record number of theatres across India during Eid festival on August 9, 2013. The movie had graced 128 screens in Nizam region and 72 cinema halls in other parts of Andhra Pradesh.
The Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, which clashed with four small-budget Telugu flicks, had released in a total of 200 theatres in the state. Whereas the screen count of Salman Khan’s Kick looks low, when compared to that of Chennai Express.
As of the latest report, the Sajid Nadiadwala-directed Hindi film is confirmed to release in 125 cinema halls in both AP and Nizam regions. This low screen count of the film has surprised many in the state, where Salman Khan has huge fan base, when compared to other states in South India.
Experts from the Telugu film industry feel that the low screen count of Kick is due two main reasons. According to them, Alludu Seenu, which is set to hit the screens on July 25, could be the first reason. This Telugu film is a launch pad for Bellamkonda Suresh’s son Srinivas and the producer has made grand preparations for its release by booking massive number of theatres, much before the Kick distributors thought of doing it in the state.
According to the experts, the second reason for the low screen count of Kick is that it is a remake of hit Telugu movie and the makers of the film might have maintained it low, thinking that it may not work at the ticket counters in the state.
However, the experts opine that many Ravi Teja fans are eagerly waiting for its release as they want to know whether Salman Khan will match the performance of the Mass Maharaja. We bring you some rare pictures and interesting facts about Ravi Teja’s Telugu film Kick. Continue to see them in the slideshow.