Mahesh Babu’s April 20 release Bharat Ane Nenu, also starring Kiara Advani as the female lead and directed by Koratala Siva has been making headlines ever since it hit screens. The film released in only one language – Telugu – and despite that, made humongous profits in non-Telugu speaking areas as well. In Chennai for example, the film recorded the highest opening day box office collection at Rs 27 lakh, racing ahead of Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam (Rs 25 lakh) and Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi (Rs 24 lakh). And recently, it broke the life time collection record of Baahubali 2 The Conclusion in Chennai. Also Read - Bomb Threat at Thalapathy Vijay's Chennai Residence, Police Nabs 21-Year-Old For Making a Fake Call
While Prabhas’ film had raked in Rs 1.65 crore, Bharat Ane Nenu has now earned Rs 1.66 crore in Chennai. Considering the frenzy around the film, the makers have now decided to release the dubbed version in Tamil as ‘Bharat Ennum Naan’ and the film will hit screens on May 25. Upon it’s release, Mahesh Babu’ political drama will clash with GV Prakash Raj’s ‘Sema’. Also Read - Chennai Lockdown Relaxations From July 6 | Grocery, Textile Shops & Restaurants Can Open, Check Timings Here
Interestingly, there were also plans to sell the remake rights of Bharat Ane Nenu so that it can be remade in Tamil with Kollywood superstar Thalapathy Vijay stepping into Mahesh Babu’s shoes. However, the makers didn’t get any takers considering the subject of the film. Most filmmakers were skeptical since they didn’t want to get into any unnecessary controversy by making a film that comments on the state of politics and politicians. So DVV Entertainments took it upon themselves to not remake the film in Tamil but dub it instead and release in theatres. Also Read - Soldiers at TN Quarantine Centre Allege Police Threats For Demanding Proper Facilities
In the film, Mahesh Babu plays a young, dashing and dynamic Chief Minister Bharat, who has a vision for a corruption free, progressive India. It also stars Prakash Raj, Sarathkumar, Devaraj, Rao Ramesh and Sithara in key roles and has music scored by maestro Devi Sri Prasad.