Nandamuri Balakrishna is undoubtedly in the best phase of his career. After scoring a blockbuster with his previous outing Akhanda despite a pandemic scare at the end of 2021, Balakrishna started working with renewed energy in 2022. Besides shooting for Veera Simha Reddy, he embarked on a new journey by hosting the celebrity talk show ‘Unstoppable’, which emerged as a smash hit on the Aha platform.
There is no denying the fact that Unstoppable show has taken Balakrishna closer to family audiences. Over the years, he acted largely in pucca commercial films and secured a huge mass base. Family audiences stayed away from most of his recent films due to a heavy dose of violence. Surprisingly, Veera Simha Reddy is likely to buck the trend as the advance sales are massive in all territories. The main reason for this, as per trade experts, is that Balakrishna’s Unstoppable show fetched him a good following among different sections of audiences and this has resulted in strong hype for Veera Simha Reddy.
Unlike his previous films which were lapped up mostly by the masses only, Veera Simha Reddy is going to witness good walk-ins from family audiences along with mass audiences. Balakrishna’s impeccable hosting skills made Unstoppable a huge hit which in turn improved his image. Family audiences who used to skip Balakrishna’s films are now showing interest in Veera Simha Reddy.
For the first time, the advance sales for a Balakrishna film surpassed the 5 Crore mark in Hyderabad City alone. The advance sales in USA have already crossed his biggest opening till now. So, Veera Simha Reddy is poised to take a sensational opening in all centers. What is more surprising is that the trailers and teasers hinted that the film is going to be another vintage mass masala attempt by Balakrishna and yet the advance bookings are quite mind-boggling. The festive season is helping the openings. There is no doubt about it. But, the impact of Unstoppable show cannot be ruled out.
Veera Simha Reddy directed by Gopichand Malineni is set against the backdrop of factionalism in Rayalaseema. Balakrishna plays two powerful roles in this action entertainer which also features Shruti Haasan, Vara Lakshmi Sarath Kumar, Duniya Vijay, etc in significant roles.