Is this what fans expect of Chay?
The performance of Naga Chaitanya’s Shailaja Reddy Alludu at box office will certainly leave this doubt about whether this movie is what the fans have been expecting of Chay for a while.
Naga Chaitanya has gone the experimental way for the most part of his career and has given preference to action based scripts and new directors instead of mass masala entertainers and seasoned directors.
The first time he’s tried this after a while has turned out to be Shailaja Reddy Alludu and while the word of mouth is below average, the performance at the box office has been much better compared to his previous films. While his earlier attempt Yuddham Sharanm closed to a mere 3 crore worldwide in closing, this movie has minted close to 9 crore worldwide on its day 1 itself. It is true that Maruthi has added his weight to the collections but the hero is the one who mostly commands the opening of the film.
The film might have slowed down at the box office and might not have attained the hit status but nevertheless, with the given talk, it has performed beyond expectations and the buyers will be walking away with minor losses.
All said, if one mass masala entertainer can give the Akkineni fans and Chay this big a boost, isn’t it time for Chay to consider making more of such movies? They might bomb at the box office like this one did, but if they get one right, then the commerciality of the film will shield the hero through a couple of bad films later.
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