Acharya stars Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal and Pooja Hegde. The film is helmed by Koratala Siva.
The makers of Acharya have finalized a new release date. The Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan film will now hit theaters on April 29. “After a healthy discussion and on mutual understanding, we would be releasing Acharya on April 29th as RRR would be hitting the screens on March 25th,” a statement from the makers read.
Speaking about the release, producers Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy said, “Due to the third wave, we postponed the movie from February. We then wanted to release the movie for Ugadi on April 1. But the big-budget, pan-India movie RRR will release on March 25. Since RRR and Acharya are huge movies, we and the producer of RRR have arrived at a consensus. As per mutual agreement, RRR will arrive in theaters on March 25 and Acharya on April 29 to ensure a good amount of gap between the two movies.”
The producers have said that while Megastar fans will be disappointed about the postponement, the wait will be totally worth it. “Our film is going to thrill the audience and fans for sure when it releases,” the makers said.
The Koratala Siva directorial is produced by Konidela Production Company and Matinee Entertainments. The film also stars Kajal Aggarwal and Pooja Hegde.
The makers of director Koratala Siva’s eagerly-awaited action entertainer Acharya, which features Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan in the lead, on Sunday announced that the film would release on April 1 this year.
The film, which was supposed to originally release on May 13 last year was first postponed to February 4 this year due to the pandemic. However, with the onset of the third wave of Covid, the team had on Saturday announced that they were postponing the release of the film yet again and added that they would announce a fresh release date shortly.
On Sunday, the production house, Konidela Production Company, on its Twitter timeline, announced that the film would release on April 1, 2022.
The film is among the most looked forward films of the year for fans of Telugu cinema as this will be the first time that Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan will be seen together in full-fledged roles.
According to reports, the film will be about a middle-aged Naxalite-turned-social reformer who launches a fight against the Endowments Department over misappropriation and embezzlement of temple funds and donations.
Acharya marks the maiden collaboration of Chiranjeevi and Koratala Siva, best known for helming films such as Mirchi, Srimanthudu, Bharat Ane Nenu and Janatha Garage. The film originally was supposed to mark Trisha’s return to Telugu filmdom after many years. However, she opted out of the project due to creative differences. Kajal Aggarwal was brought in as a replacement for Trisha.
The movie, which has Kajal Aggarwal and Pooja Hedge playing the love interests of Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan, has music by Mani Sharma and cinematography by S. Thirunavukkarasu.
The production for the Acharya commenced in 2020 but had to be halted in view of the pandemic. The shooting had then resumed in November 2020 after the government announced relaxations. The film was predominantly shot in Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City.