Is Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo looking to change the date?
Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo and Sarileru Neekevvaru teams have decided to release their films a day apart after announcing 12th January date. SLN starring Mahesh went to 11th January giving AVPL team 12th January date.
Allu Arjun and Trivikram Srinivas film, AVPL, is releasing after almost 2 years gap for the hero and he wants to make an impact at the box office. Trivikram filled the film with talents like Rajendra Prasad, Jayaram, Tabu, Sunil, Sushanth, Samuthirakani, Sachin Khedkar, Murli Sharma, Navdeep, Rahul Ramakrishna, Nivetha Pethuraj, Harshavardhan, and the budget is said to be close to 80-85 crores, highest for any Allu Arjun Film. So, for producers and the actor, this is a very important and crucial film.
As the advance bookings for both AVPL and SLN have started, there is a panic among the ranks of both the film teams. SLN doesn't have top audio like AVPL but they have momentum. Hence, several distributors are trying to add more screens to SLN on the first day and weekend, which means AVPL won't get similar big & wide release.
Now, they want to try out the 10th January release date possibility to overcome the issue, honoring one day apart release agreement with SLN producers. This is setting panic in SLN producers as the date change will grab their advantage away from them.
In the USA, they blocked major screens for 10th premieres and the AVPL team's strategical change will cost them in AP & Telangana for sure. But the sources close to both the teams, have confirmed that they have no plans to change their release strategy. SLN will come on 11th and AVPL on the 12th, for now.