The V Harikrishna directorial will be in theatres on January 26
The moment we’ve all been eagerly waiting for is finally here. The much-awaited trailer of Challenging Star Darshan’s Kranti has just dropped and boy, it is everything we’d been hoping for. The V Harikrishna directorial, which releases in theatres on January 26, is about the protagonist’s efforts to safeguard the interests of his alma mater, a Kannada medium government school. The trailer, which dropped minutes ago, introduces us to Darshan as the title character Kranti. And he promises the baddies that even if you escape karma, there is no getting away from him.
The Kannada trailer was launched on V Harikrishna’s official YouTube. Interestingly, in a first, the trailer did not only get an online launch. While the official event had the team presenting the trailer to the media at a Bengaluru multiplex, for the first time ever, it was simultaneously released for theatrical screening across 130 movie halls in the state.
Kranti, which will release in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi, is heading into a box office clash with Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, which has a one-day head-start over the Darshan movie, as it comes to theatres on January 25. In earlier interactions with the media, Darshan had explained that the release date was fixed to ensure that his fans had enough time to finish off their Sabarimala pilgrimage obligations and then head to celebrate his film. “This film has been made for my fans, whom I call celebrities. The team of Kranti had initially thought of releasing the film sometime in November, but then we figured that the Sabarimala season begins in December and a large chunk of our audience will probably be taken up the pilgrimage. While wearing the ‘mala’ they cannot watch and celebrate the film. Then, during Sankranti, the farmers of Karnataka will be busy, so we decided that January 26 would be the best time,” he had explained.
The digital rights of the film, which pairs Darshan with Rachita Ram for the third time, has been picked up by Amazon Prime. The actor had said that Kranti’s OTT debut would be 45 days after its theatrical release, which puts it in mid-March. Industry insiders, though, say that Kranti will begin streaming on the platform only in the first week of April, probably on the 6thor 7th.