Top league actress Samantha’s long-awaited female-centric psychological thriller ‘Yashoda’ released amid decent buzz following the recent developments in her personal life. The hard-hitting content in the trailers and Samantha’s promotions have managed to pique the curiosity of the moviegoers and resulted in a decent start at the box office.
In USA, Yashoda took a moderate start on Thursday premiers. The film grossed $ 65K from its premiers and followed it up with $ 100K on Friday which is considered to be a decent start as it is a lady-oriented film. Many medium and low-budget Telugu films that released in the last couple of months failed to recover theatre expenses in USA. So, this is an encouraging start for a film with an actress in the lead role.
Yashoda managed to garner satisfactory reviews and so-so word of mouth from multiplex audiences in the Telugu States. Though the first-day numbers are not very strong, trade circles are expecting a decent run in the first weekend. Samantha’s spirited performance in an emotional role has been receiving plaudits from all quarters despite flaws in the narration.
The first-weekend run will decide the box office fate of this film which is budgeted at around 40 Crores. Directed by Hari – Harish, the film is produced by Sivalenkha Prasad.