Trade: A Risky Turn For Samantha’s Film

It is going to be an interesting clash at box office this weekend. Wife and husband Samantha and Naga Chaitanya’s films are clashing on Vinayaka Chaviti.Naga Chaitanya’s Sailaja Reddy Alludu is a mass entertainer and Samantha’s U Turn is a thriller.

While Sailaja Reddy Alludu caters to the masses and family audiences, U Turn is banking on A centers and multiplex audience.Although U Turn is a small film compared to Sailaja Reddy Alludu, the former has to recover Rs. 16 crore from theaters to be a safe venture. It is not a small amount to recover for a film that has no big male star at the fore.

U Turn’s Tamil version has been sold for Rs. 3 crore and the rest of the money should be recovered from Telugu version.It should collect nearly Rs. 9 crore from Telugu states to be a successful one for buyers. So clash with Sailaja Reddy Alludu is likely to prove costly given U Turn’s limited appeal and female oriented subject.

U Turn’s release date was fixed ahead of Sailaja Reddy Alludu that was later pushed to Vinayaka Chaviti. Makers of U Turn couldn’t postpone the release as it is a bilingual.

Let’s see if Samantha’s film has enough in it to survive the threat from Chaitanya’s film.