Chennai: At the stroke of midnight, when the entire country was ringing in the 69th Independence Day, fans of southern cinema were awakened by the first look and theatrical trailers of upcoming releases such as "Puli", "Kick 2" and "Sardaar Gabbar Singh".
The first look poster of actor-politician Pawan Kalyan's highly anticipated Telugu actioner "Sardaar Gabbar Singh" was unveiled post midnight on Friday.
In the poster, Pawan is seen with guns, and sports a khaki uniform. The film is the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster "Gabbar Singh", the Telugu remake of "Dabangg".
The makers of Tamil superstar Vijay's "Puli" unveiled a special poster announcing that the film's theatrical trailer will be released on August 20.
The theatrical trailer of Ravi Teja-starrer Telugu action-comedy "Kick 2", which releases in cinemas on August 21, was also unveiled on the eve of Independence Day.
What really caught the attention of fans and quickly emerged as the topic of discussion was the first look poster Anushka Shetty-starrer Telugu-Tamil drama "Size Zero". It features Anushka as an obese woman.
For her role, Anushka gained nearly 20 kg and has since come back to her normal weight. Also starring Arya as a fitness expert, the film's makers announced that the film will hit the screens on October 2.
Fans also got a glimpse of stylish Junior NTR from his upcoming Telugu drama "Maa Nanna Ku Prema Tho". The makers revealed the first look of the actor from the film, which is currently on floors in London.
The first look poster of Sunil-starrer Telugu entertainer "Krishnashtami" was also released on the occasion of Independence Day.
It didn't stop with first look poster and trailer as the makers of upcoming Tamil thriller "Ko 2" released a special tribute song titled "Unnai Maatrinaal" to late Indian president A.P.J Abdul Kalam.
The makers of Krish Jagarlamudi-directed Telugu drama "Kanche" will be unveiling the teaser on Saturday.
The first motion poster of Malayalam fantasy drama "Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi", which is directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon, will also be released on Saturday.