This year Navaratri begins on September 26, 2022 and the Dusshera holiday releases start hitting theater screens on September 29, 2022. Dhanush starrer Naane Varuvean which is a Tamil language thriller directed by Selvaraghavan hits cinemas on September 29 [was officially confirmed today] and attune with Dusshera, the film's central anti-hero walks around with a bow-and-arrow hunting human lives.
Naane Varuven's box-office competition in Tamil is the Mani Ratnam directed Ponniyin Selvan: Part One (PS1), which narrates the tale of a 10th century Chola empire and how the royal family handled a situation when uncertainty and heights of internal politics prevailed. The movie is a multi-starrer with Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karthi, Jayam Ravi and Trisha in the lead.
Besides Tamil, PS1 is also releasing in Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada languages and it is meeting Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan starrer Vikram Vedha at the Hindi box-office. Albiet remake of a Tamil film, Vikram Vedha (2022) is a direct Hindi release and there is quite a lot of anticipation among fans who haven't seen Hrithik in a rugged action mode in a while. PS1 is also clashing with Saturday Night at the Malayalam box-office and the Rishab Shetty directed period fantasy drama Kantara in Kannada.
While Vikram Vedha is pegged to do big numbers at the Hindi box-office, down South Naane Varuvean and PS1 are expected to set the box-office tone for the Dussehra season. Chiranjeevi's The Godfather with a Salman Khan cameo, The Ghost starring Nagarjuna Akkineni and Swathi Muthyam (Telugu) are the other films to release on Dusshera i.e. October 5, 2022.