‘Yevadu’ is hitting the screens on July 31st in record number of screens Worldwide and there is no competition what-so-ever from straight or other language releases. So, it will have a free run for the entire first week in India and Overseas. As a result, the openings will be humongous irrespective of the talk and the buyers will be in a safe zone by August 7th.
‘Atharintiki Daredi’ will be releasing on August 7th and have to share the Telugu screens with ‘Yevadu’. It has to face a tough competition from Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Chennai Express’ (August 8th – over 4,500 screens) and Vijay’s ‘Thalaiva’ (August 9th – over 2,500 screens) in Overseas, Karnataka and Taminadu circuits. The only positive aspects for AD are Pawan’s craze, Fantastic pre-release buzz and Ramzan-Independence Day weekend.
On Paper, ‘Yevadu’ have got better chances of scoring success than ‘Atharintiki Daredi’. Neverthless, we can’t be judgmental as of now and let’s wait till August 2nd week to know who will have the last laugh.