He arrived back in 2001. The best stars while Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna and Venkatesh clashed at the box office for Sankranthi with their respective films - Mrugaraju, Narasimha Naidu and Devi Putrudu. While Narasimha Naidu finished as hit the industry, the other two films made as catastrophes. Apparently the biggest race will reappear for Sankranthi 2017.
Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna are already in the Sankranthi race with their important adventures Khaidi No. 150 and Gautamiputra Satakarni. Now, if speculation is to believe, Venkatesh is also joining the biggest race with its next Guru movie due out January 14.
In fact, Guru is the least expected of these three film because it's just another movie and not a benchmark for Venky as for his friends. However, the first look of Venkatesh in the film released for Diwali drew attention.
While Gautamiputra is a straight film based on the story of the 2nd century CE, Satavahana rule Gautamiputra Satakarni, Khaidi No. 150 and Guru are remakes of Tamil films and Kaththi Irudhi Suttru. Apart from these films, Sharwanand host family movie Shatamanam Bhavati also hit the screens for the festival.
So it will be a festival for fans of other stars of yesterday cinema that come with their respective films for Sankranthi.