Right from the announcement of IPL5, Tollywood started crying that matinee and first show will lose their audiences. However, Deccan Chargers’ sleazy performance in their opening game has give a sigh of relief for them.
Deccan Chargers, owned by Hyderabad business people, witnessed a rather worst defeat in their opening match. In reply to Chennai’s huge total of 195, Hyderabad succumbed to a defeat after getting all out for 119 runs. DC’s worst performance will have its affect on Telugu audiences, say Cine observers. It is felt earlier that IPL matches will reduce the number of audiences visiting theatres in this quality holiday season. In the whole year, Summer season will give a business that is double than the rest of the year, states a noted producer.
‘If DC continues their poor form as predicted by surveys, people may not show interest in IPL matches’, he feels. Not a strong batting line-up in the Hyderabad team is not raising expectations bar for cricket lovers making our producers happy.