Just two days ahead of the release, the trailer of the much-awaited film Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada was released on Wednesday. The film, which was slated to hit the screens on November 11 was postponed by a week after the Central government decided to kill the high-value currency notes.
While most of the big-ticket films have skipped the release in November to let the dust of demonetisation settle, filmmakers of the upcoming supernatural thriller are going ahead with the release as there will be no competition at the box office at least for the next two weeks. The makers of Bethaludu, starring Vijay Antony, has pushed up the release date to December 2, and the release of Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam, which has Allari Naresh in the lead, has been postponed indefinitely.
The teaser of Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada had already created enough curiosity among the moviegoers with its element of suspense and the trailer is just an extension of the teaser with no major surprises. Besides building up to a supernatural mystery, the trailer also gives a sneak peek of the characters, their beliefs and struggles.
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada is written and directed by Vi Anand and produced by PV Rao under the Meghana Arts banner. The film has Nikhil Siddharth, Nandita Swetha and Hebah Patel in lead roles and has music by Sekhar Chandra. Last week, actor Rana Daggubati released the audio of the film online. “Take pride in launching the audio of @actor_Nikhil ‘s next!! Film releases Nov 18th!! #EPC.”
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) November 11, 2016
With the ongoing cash crunch, the film’s box office success largely depends on advance booking.
For instance, Simbu’s recent release Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada had a terrific first weekend due to its solid pre-bookings of tickets. However, the occupancy dropped for the film later.