2019 Sankranthi is going to be bigger. At least three big movies will be competing with each other next January and all three movies are expensive movies.
Prabhas who is currently acting in Rs 200 Cr budgeted multilingual action drama "Saaho" has fixed the date as Jan 10, 2019 for this. Due to delay in schedules, the movie has been pushed to Sankranthi from the original plan of Dussera/Christmas release.
It is already known to everyone that Megastar Chiranjeevi's epic drama "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy" is looking for Pongal 2019 release. Though the movie is facing initial hurdles at production, Ram Charan is particular that the film should come for Sankranthi. He is producing it.
On the other hand, Nandamuri Balakrishna is planning to release NTR's Biopic just before 2019 general elections. As per the latest information, the elections will be held in March 2019. Hence, Balayya believes that Sankranthi 2019 would be ideal time to release it.
If all these three movies stick to the schedule, we will be witnessing nearly Rs 400 Cr at stake on one festival season.