Despite the many postponements announced in the recent days, the makers of the Telugu family drama, Bangarraju, starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya, have said the film will hit the screens on January 14. The date is significant because it is the Sankranti day. After the postponement of 'RRR' and 'Radhe Shyam', all eyes were on 'Bangarraju'. Bangarraju Teaser Released On Naga Chaitanya’s Birthday! Actor As Chinna Bangarraju Looks Cool And Stylish In Kalyan Krishna Kurasala’s Film (Watch Video).

Billed as an "out-and-out family drama", 'Bangarraju' features Ramya Krishna as the female lead opposite Nagarjuna, while 'Uppena' actress Krithi Shetty is to play Naga Chaitanya's love interest in the movie. Helmed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala, 'Bangarraju' is the sequel to 'Soggade Chinni Nayana', which is one of the biggest hits of Nagarjuna. Its peppy track with Faria Abdullah of 'Jathi Rathnalu' fame has given the film a good initial buzz. Naga Chaitanya Says Thank You And Bangarraju Are ‘Two Very Special Films’ (View Post).

Interestingly, Sankranti holds a special significance for the Akkineni family. According to Nagarjuna, his father, the celebrated actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, became famous only after his 1971 movie 'Dasara Bullodu', released on the Sankranti day, went on to become a blockbuster.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 06, 2022 11:55 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website