Telugu Cinema Producers and Distributors have decided to not release their big films in November long time ago. But this year, the month turned out to be a nightmare.
Many distributors and exhibitors agreed with what Suresh Babu said in his interview that there were days when theatres remained closed due to lack of audiences.
Meeku Mathrame Cheptha by Vijay Devarakonda introducing his director-friend, Tharun Bhascker as lead failed. After that, Aaviri's performance at box office seemed to justify the title and Sri Vishnu after Brochevarevarura failed with Tippara Meesam.
Ragala 24 Gantallo did not bring any good news to Sriram, Eesha Rebba and director, Srinivas Redde. Sandeep Kishan continued his bad run at Box Office with Tenali Ramakrishna BA BL.
George Reddy evoked great buzz for the forgotten student leader on social media but as a film failed. Tholu Bommalata joined the disasters list.
Action from Vishal and Vijay Sethupathi too failed to open well. Nikhil's Arjun Suravaram opened comparatively better but as it released on penultimate day of the month, we still cannot decide its fate at box office.
Raja Vaaru Rani Garu failed after creating a buzz to show any impact and many small films ended up showing no impact at all.
First two weeks of November saw, Khaidi and Whistle keeping some theatres busy as people showed interest in watching them during weekends and Frozen 2 had minor impact during its release weekend due to Mahesh Babu's daughter Sithara voice over.
All-in-all, November ended up as a nightmare for Telugu Cinema scaring producers about the times to come as impact of Amazon Prime and Netflix, other OTT platforms will only increase in future.