Mohanlal’s Lucifer vs. Chiranjeevi’s Godfather Sparks Fan Dance Battle On Twitter

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That there are comparisons between Mohanlal’s blockbuster Lucifer and the Telugu remake of Chiranjeevi was evident from the start. The latter’s team had also said they wanted to release a film that respected the sensibilities of Telugu audiences and there were several rewrites to make it look as different from the original Malayalam film, which was directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran.

While Godfather has an envious cast with megastar Chiranjeevi, Salman Khan and Nayanthara, the film’s teaser and trailer has many Malayalam fans digging into the big-budget Telugu film for being a “lesser version” of the movie. ‘original.

In fact, as soon as the Telugu film’s trailer was released on Wednesday, several Mollywood fans had shared snapshots of the Malayalam film comparing it with shots of Godfather, directed by Tamil filmmaker Mohan Raja.

The action scenes, especially Mohanlal’s signature kick, which was used in Lucifer as a tribute to Spadikam, as well as the visual effects were the ones that were heavily criticized. These sequences were also among the highlights of Prithviraj’s film, which was made on a budget that was only a quarter of that of the Telugu film which is set to hit theaters on October 5.

Here’s a look at some of the tweets about the two films as well as the two superstars, who play a political leader, with a mysterious past, who is driven to lead his party after the death of a mentor.

Fans of Chiranjeevi, however, didn’t back down either, as they shared snippets of the megastar’s signature dance numbers and asked if Mohanlal could mimic it all with equal flexibility and grace.

Incidentally, Mohanlal and Prithviraj are all set to start work on Lucifer’s second installment titled Empuraan next year. The film, which will also be scripted by Murali Gopy, is supposed to be made on a huge budget and will be shot in several other countries. Both Mohanlal and Prithviraj had stated that the film would not be a continuation of Lucifer’s story, but would further explore Mohanlal’s character, Stephen Nedumpally aka Khureshi Ab’ram.