Two Kannada movies, Kanaka and Rajaratha will clash at the box office (BO) on Republic Day on January 26 this year. Being a long weekend, the makers of the films are trying to cash in on it. What makes this BO clash very interesting is the fact that both the films are connected to the Rajkumar family.
While Duniya Vijay will be seen as the hardcore Rajkumar fan in Kanaka, Puneeth Rajkumar is the narrator for Rajaratha. Both these factors are sure to help in the box office success of Kanaka and Rajaratha.
Written, produced and directed by R Chandru, Kanaka stars Duniya Vijay in the title role with Manvitha Harish and Hariprriya as the female leads. The star cast also includes P Ravishankar, Sadhu Kokila and Rangayana Raghu. Naveen Sajju has composed music for this flick with Sathya Hegde as the cinematographer and Harish as the editor. The film was touted to hit the marquee last month but was postponed due to delay in the censor certification process. Duniya Vijayâ€™s last release was Masti Gudi, which was released in May last year.
Rajaratha, written and directed by Anup Bhandari, stars Nirup Bhandari, Avantika Shetty, P Ravishankar and Arya. In fact, it is Aryaâ€™s debut in the Kannada film industry and he will be appearing in an all-new get-up. Besides writing and directing the film, Anup Bhandari has also composed music for it. B Ajaneesh Loknath has done the background score and William David had cranked the camera for this romantic comedy.
Nirup Bhandariâ€™s debut flick RangiTaranga, released in 2015, was a major hit and Rajaratha is his second outing. Incidentally, he is working with the same team again after the massive success of RangiTaranga.
Now, that would be an interesting BO clash to watch out for!