Yashoda, a female-centric emotional sci-fi drama starring Samantha in the lead role, had a theatrical release on November 11th. Opened to decent reports, by the end of its first weekend, Yashoda collected little more than Rs 8 crore share at the worldwide box office. After witnessing decent figures during the first weekend, the buyers expected that the film would continue the same momentum on weekdays.
But the latest reports from trade indicate that Yashoda saw a drop of almost sixty percent on its first Monday compared to the opening day numbers. If the same situation continues, Yashoda has very fewer chances to achieve break-even status, say reports.
We had already reported that the pre-release business for Yashoda including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam languages is done for Rs 20.65 crore and the film should collect Rs 21 crore to be a safe bet for the buyers. By looking at the drastic drop in the collections on the first Monday, it is clear that the film is going to end up as a loss venture for the distributors.
Though Samantha’s acting is good, the way the director duo Hari-Harish handled the sensitive subject which revolves around the surrogacy concept has been receiving mixed reports from the audience. Adding to it, the lack of commercial elements and a serious narrative comes as a defect for the movie.