Literally, Hrithik Roshan's War film team are getting shivers down their spines. Megastar Chiranjeevi's Sye Raa Narasimhareddy has made them panic.
Young Rebel Star Prabhas's Saaho release date was initially locked to August 15. Since two Bollywood films Mission Mangal and Batla House were also slated for release on the same day, Saaho makers got their film release postponed.
On the contrary, Sye Raa team haven't swerved with a Bollywood big hero Hrithik Roshan's action spectacle War. Both Sye Raa and War will be hitting screens on the same day.
It's learnt that War film cast and crew are grief-stricken with Sye Raa makers confidence. Irrespective of a big Bollywood opposition, Sye Raa is all set to get released in big number of screens in North India. On the other side, 500+ screens on cards for Sye Raa premieres and the buyers are foreseeing $1M collections through premieres itself.
War, in a complete contrast, appears to be facing a huge jolt from Sye Raa. Especially, War seems to be a complete washout in South India due to Sye Raa factor. In North India too, people prefer patriotic films rather other genre films which turns out to be an advantage for Sye Raa.
War film team could have got their film release postponed. But then, their ego hasn't led them take such a sensible decision. Yash Raj Films is a flop production house at the moment. It remains to be seen how well War team face the tsunami of Sye Raa.