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.