Vishnuvardhana & Charulatha fame P Kumar directorial Tirupathi Express has Dilwala Sumanth Shailendra and the Gorgeous Googly girl Kriti Kharabanda in the lead roles.There couldn’t have been a better release timing for Tirupathi Express than this. The film is enjoying a solo arrival for itself, which is quite a rare scenario in today’s times in Sandalwood. Tirupathi Express now has an advantage of minimal competition in theaters(leaving aside Power Star of course which is continuing to dominate) which means if the film is indeed well made true to glimpses we have seen in the trailer & songs, it has chances to enjoy a stable week. Good opening is expected for Tirupathi Express and it is the kind of film which always carries potential to grow if family audience patronizes the content. Having said that, the film would rely primarily on word of mouth and reviews.
Sandalwood is witnessing a rather contradictory trend! On one hand few directors are experimenting with new breed of scripts,screenplay & narration on the other hand we are watching plethora of remakes from southern language counterparts.Last week it was Power (Dookudu) this week it would be Tirupathi Express (Venkatadri Express) followed ofcourse by a series of remakes of Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films in progress and ready to Hit the screens. The basic question in the minds of patrons being “Why Remake?”. Is it the easy availability of material at hand? Is it the exciting urge to bring a already acknowledged film to a whole new audience? Or is it simply playing safe by making a film that has already proved its credentials at the box office that any star today would agree to experience again? What ever it may be we have one more remake this week !
Tirupathi Express is a tale of a marriage and a missed train and an accidental romance. The lead pair display fine chemistry in a romantic number ”Usire Usire’ which is dominating the airwaves of late. Music by Arjun Janya gives two catchy numbers in an otherwise average album. Production values by Shailendra Productions has been generally superior and is expected to continue to be so. The film’s promotion hasn’t been as aggressive as anticipated in the wake of rising popularity of the lead pair post Dilwala & Googly respectively however it may be due to a production house quite confident of its end product.
NamCinema.com wishes Sumanth, Kriti, P Kumar & the entire cast & crew a successful & milestone journey through Tirupathi Express.