While most of the frontline Tamil heroes are constantly delivering hits in Telugu, Superstar Vijay failed to make a mark in Tollywood all these days.
One of the reasons for Vijay’s late success in Telugu is most of his films were either remakes of Telugu hits or his hits were remade into Telugu. Vijay expected to enter Tollywood with a bang with Shankar’s Snehithudu.
Telugu people didn’t like the idea of Shankar remaking 3 Idiots and Snehithudu was rejected. Vijay’s Thupaki made some noise in Telugu.
Murugadoss almost pulled it off but despite being a very good film Thupaki ended up as an average grosser here. Producers felt it is better to remake Vijay’s films rather than dubbing them.
That is the reason why Kathi is not yet released in Telugu. Few heroes are still contemplating of remaking it. Jilla dubbed version was released only after a year and half when all the Telugu heroes dropped the idea of remaking it.
Luckily Vijay bagged his first real hit in Telugu with Jilla that has turned out to be a decent profit earner for everyone involved.
Vijay is now planning to release his upcoming film Puli simultaneously in Telugu to cash in on Jilla’s success.