Boys Hostel, the dubbed version of Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare, released in theatres on August 26. The Telugu version is co-produced in Telugu by Annapoorna Studios and Chai Bisket Films.
Last Updated: 06.27 AM, Aug 27, 2023
Nithin Krishnamurthy's Boys Hostel has received a warm welcome from the Telugu audiences. The film comes as the dubbed version of the Kannada hit Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare, which happens to be Nithin's debut outing, and has already garnered great responses from both critics and audiences alike. So much so that some of the biggest celebs of the Telugu Film Industry have come forward praising the film and how its essence has rekindled their own Boys Hostel memories.
Akkineni Nagarjuna, Vijay Devarakonda welcome the Hudugaru
Veteran actor and producer Akkineni Nagarjuna was among the first ones to express delight over watching the film on the big screen. "Just watched Boys hostel!! crazy and whacky.. had me in splits!! I was eemembering my hostel days!!😁" wrote Tollywood's eternal Manmathudu in his tweet.
Nagarjuna's son and fellow actor Naga Chaitanya, too, revealed that he is super kicked to what the audience's reaction would be like to this film, considering that he has a great time as a viewer himself.
"Looking forward to all your reactions for this one ! I absolutely laughed out loud at the theatre … entertainment guaranteed !! Don’t miss it.. #BoysHostel out tomorrow. Congrats to the entire team" wrote the Custody actor.
Kushi star Vijay Devarakonda, though, has been busy promoting his upcoming film with Samantha, took to social media to share that he has been hearing great stuff about Boys Hostel and that he "cannot wait to watch it" since he himself grew up in a hostel.
In short, Boys Hostel has been getting a lot of love from the Telugu folk despite the film being a dubbed version. Very recently, the film's trailer launch saw team Baby, including actors Vaishnavi Chaitanya and Viraj Ashwin, gracing the event and urging audiences to encourage films of that kind.
Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare to do a Kantara?
Back home in Karnataka, many are regarding Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare as the first major success of 2023 for Kannada cinema, which also broke the long lull preceding it. Aside from that, the film has also warranted a Telugu version completely on its own merit and reminded everyone around that novelty goes a long way in the filmmaking business. Not very long ago, Kantara had set the precedent by going on to become a major success in Telugu, Hindi and other langauges, having first made an impact as Kannada release.
While it's too early to predict whether Boys Hostel could reach the same heights as Kantara, one does see the film encouraging new voices in Kannada cinema to tell stories in their own unique ways. After all, the linguistic and cultural boundaries are slowly being blurred out which means that there's a much wider audience available for a film today.