The KGF 2 mania has hit movie theatres all across India. The KGF distributors have booked theatres en masse, even in Tamil Nadu which is home-ground for superstar Vijay.This monopolistic manoeuvre has not gone down well with Vijay’s fans who feel there is a patent attempt to eclipse their idol’s new release Beast in Tamil(Raw in Hindi) through a quantitative blitzkrieg of KGF prints.
While in the rest of the country KGF Part 2 most decidedly has the upper hand in Tamil Nadu Vijay’s Beast is the audiences’ first choice.
“But how will they see Beast when in every part of Tamil Nadu the larger number of screens have gone to KGF,” a major young star of Tamil cinema popular for his action scenes, tells me, adding that this tendency to overwhelm the local Tamil content of the legendary superstar can backfire on KGF2.
“God forbid, if Vijay’s fans decide to take to the streets. Everyone wants to see Part 2 of KGF. But in Tamil Nadu the first choice is Vijay Sir and his film Beast,” the Tamil star reveals.
The makers of Beast are also hoping to conquer the Hindi market with the Hindi version of Beast entitled Raw. Both versions are being released on Wednesday, a day ahead of KGF 2’s release on Thursday.