But the situation is completely different in Telugu. As the entire focus of Tollywood is on the competition between Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun, people have failed to notice that Rajni's film is coming on January 9th. There used to be a lot of hype and stories about Rajnikanth's film prior to the release but none of such things happened for 'Darbar'. The combination of Rajni and ace filmmaker Murugadoss is the biggest USP of the film but not in Telugu states.
As 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' arrives on 11th, 'Darbar' may have a solo run for two days. But after that, it will be complete domination of Mahesh and Bunny here. Let us see how 'Darbar' survives in this competition.