Mumbai, January 21 - Manish Shah of Goldmines Telefilms seems to be on a mission of releasing Hindi dubbed versions of South Indian movies. While Shah is behind the revolutionary idea of airing dubbed versions on television, the recent theatrical success of "Pushpa - The Rise" in Hindi has raised the expectations from South Indian films as far as theatrical experience is concerned.
Inspired by the "Pushpa" success, Manish Shah, who owns the Hindi dubbing rights of 80% of South Indian films, has already announced the Hindi theatrical release of Allu Arjun's 2020 blockbuster "Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo" on January 26. AVPL was the highest-grossing South Indian film of 2020 which was directed by Trivikram Srinivas.
After "Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo", Manish Shah has plans to release Ram Charan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu's "Rangasthalam" (2018). This Sukumar-directed is one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time. Meanwhile, if all goes well, Thalapathy Vijay's Tamil blockbuster "Mersal" (2017) will also be released in theaters in Hindi.
Directed by Atlee, "Mersal" became a huge hit in Tamil. Manish Shah in an interview with Bollywood Hungama revealed his plan to release "Rangasthalam", and "Mersal" in Hindi, however, a lot will depend upon how "Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo" performs at the box office.
Being one of the leading South Indian stars, Thalapathy Vijay also carries a huge fan-following among the Hindi audiences. His "Sura", "Theri", and "Thuppakki" are quite popular on satellite in Hindi, so it won't be a bad idea to release Hindi versions of his blockbuster films in theaters.