Till yesterday, many films are competing each other for Ugadi weekend (March 28th). It was said that Balakrishna’s Legend, Akkineni family Multistarer Manam and Allu Arjun’s Race Gurram are eying that extended holiday release. However fate has some other idea. The election commission had announced the schedule for Municipal elections a short while ago.
The polling for these elections are going to happen on March 30th which means all the urban areas will be busy with elections on the first Sunday after the movie releases. The first Sunday after a movie release is extremely important in terms of collections so these biggies may not take the risk to lose the advantage. So, in all probability the three day holiday may go wasted.
On the other side, Balakrishna’s Legend is aiming some political benefit from the movie as Balakrishna is going to contest the upcoming elections. It is also told that there are several political satires and dialogues in the movie hurled at opposition parties. So, Legend may have an outside chance of actually releasing on that day to cash the political heat.