Banaras is an upcoming pan-India Kannada film. It has been making the headlines ever since it was announced. It is directed and written by Jayateertha and marks the debut of Zaid Khan.
It is a mystery romantic film that will be released in cinemas on Nov 4 in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. Along with Zaid, it has Sonal Monteiro, Sujay Shastry, Devaraj, Achyuth Kumar, Barkath Ali, and Sapna Raj in key roles.
We have seen Kannada films rocking the box office India this year, it all started with Yash starrer highly anticipated KGF-2, followed by 777-Charlie, Vikrant Rona and the recent smash hit Kantara.
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Advance Bookings Opened
Sandalwood is now receiving much attention in the northern belt as Tamil and Telugu. More Kannada film is being dubbed in Hindi and being distributed here. Banaras will be distributed by Ajay Devgn’s Panorama Studio in the north.
Zaid Khan starrer has received a “U/A” certificate from the censor board and has a runtime of 2hrs 30mins. The advance bookings of the film have been opened recently.
Screen counts and Budget
It is expected to be released on 200-250 screens in the home market, however, getting the screens would be difficult as Kantara and Gandaha Gudi are having a great run in the home market, already and has occupied most of the screens. It is said to be made on a budget of 35-40 crores.
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Box Office Collection
It is a romantic film that has time travel elements involved, earlier films like Manaadu and Oke Oka Jeevitham/Kanam were also based on time travel themes and wooed the south Indian audience. Both the latter films have emerged as successful films.
The pre-release buzz of the movie is decent, the debutante Zaid Khan starrer will be eying a 5 crore start in the home market (Karnataka), and the further business of the flick will be based only on word of mouth. It can do wonders in dubbed versions as well if it manages to create good word of mouth.