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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

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  • Both Rocky aka Yash and Pushpa aka Allu Arjun were raised by their single mothers while they had nothing at the beginning. The single mothers had to struggle a lot during their childhood period and suffered a lot.
  • Both the characters started from no identity to creating a brand. While Rocky all alone defied all odds to create a brand since his childhood, Pushpa Raj was seen confronting several challenges to create a brand.
  • As defined in KGF 1, Rocky is a monster, who eliminates his opponents single-handedly without any support from his gang members. Pushpa also has the same approach. He dares to handle his rivals without anyone's support. Both the characters can be referred to as one-man army.

While the roar is gaining momentum for the most-awaited releases of 2022, Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna starrer ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ continues to thrill the audience and maintain its winning streak at theatres across the country. Pushpa is helmed by Sukumar and produced by Mythri Movie Makers in association with Muttamsetty Media.

The Telugu-origin movie has been a cash fetcher for the makers in the Hindi version. With Pushpa, Allu Arjun has made his debut as a pan-India actor. He has been received well by the Hindi audience. The movie has grossed Rs 254 crore worldwide within 16 days of its release. On the 16th day, the movie recorded its single highest collection since release with Rs 6.10 crore. The total collection of the Hindi version stands at Rs 56.69 crore.

Following the footprints of the Baahubali series and its remarkable success, filmmakers from the South Industry are showing more interest in targeting a pan-India audience. It is obvious, while the moviemakers in Bollywood are remaking the movies fetching stories from the south flicks, nowadays, the south movie makers prefer to dub the movies in multiple languages.

Apart from Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn starrer RRR, Kannada-origin movie KGF Chapter 2, starring Rocking Star Yash is the talk of the town. After several postponements due to the pandemic situation, KGF Chapter 2 release date is locked for April 14, 2022. However, anticipation among fans shows no signs to lessen.

After KGF 1, the first instalment of Pushpa franchise now has entered into a debate where fans are comparing both the 'larger than life' flicks. Here, we bring few of the similarities between 'KGF: Chapter 1' and 'Pushpa: The Rise' as well as Rocky and Pushpa Raj, as pointed out by the fans.

Rocky  Bhai vs Pushpa Bhau: Both Raised By Single Mother

Both Rocky aka Yash and Pushpa aka Allu Arjun were raised by their single mothers while they had nothing at the beginning. The single mothers had to struggle a lot during their childhood period and suffered a lot.

‘Money’- Sole Target Of Both Rocky Bhai & Pushpa Bhau

Both Rocky and Pushpa set big goals from their childhood days with an ultimate target to earn money. Though the money oriented kids clicked the chance at different phases of life. 

From No Identity To Creating Brand

Both the characters started from no identity to creating a brand. While Rocky all alone defied all odds to create a brand since his childhood, Pushpa Raj was seen confronting several challenges to create a brand.

Smuggling Helped To Create A Brand

Rocky and Pushpa both were into illegal activities that helped them create a brand later. While Rocky was into gold smuggling, Pushpa was into red sandalwood smuggling.

Both Fierce & Fearless

Rocky and Pushpa won the hearts of all with their fierce and fearless attitude. However, both the characters had a soft corner for the people they loved and cared for.

Guts To Challenge Their Counterparts & Overcome All Hurdles

Both Rocky and Pushpa didn't step back to challenge their counterparts on their face. They had fearless attitude and guts to overcome all sorts of challenges and hurdles in achieving their target.

One Man Army

As defined in KGF 1, Rocky is a monster, who eliminates his opponents single-handedly without any support from his gang members. Pushpa also has the same approach. He dares to handle his rivals without anyone's support. Both the characters can be referred to as one-man army.

What Makes Pushpa A Step Ahead From Rocky?

As seen in KGF Chapter 1, Rocky is yet to achieve big and establish his empire. While KGF Chapter 2 has many things to reveal including empire establishment, clash with the lead antagonist and the government, Pushpa has already achieved a big position by being the chief of the syndicate carrying out red sandalwood smuggling. Moreover, Pushpa has already tied the nuptial knots with his love interest while more about Rocky's personal life is expected to be revealed in KGF 2.

On the contrary, while Pushpa's collection on Day 1 was Rs 3.33 crore, KGF 1's collection on the first day was Rs 2.10 crore. The 16th-day collection of KGF was pegged at Rs 1.35 Cr. The lifetime collection of the Yash starter Hindi dubbed stood at 44.09 crore. Considering the total collections till date by the Hindi dubbing version of Pushpa, the figures are far too high than KGF.

Fans of both the Kannada and the Telugu stars are waiting for the sequels of KGF and Pushpa. Baahubali, KGF and Pushpa have set a benchmark in the industry. Meanwhile, several other South-origin movies are in the row to release this year.

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