'Shailaja Reddy Alludu' generated more positive buzz than 'U Turn' prior to the release. The wide gap is evident with the pre-release business as well. While Chay's Family Entertainer had a theatrical business of Rs 24 crore, Sam's Super-Natural Thriller managed just Rs 16 crore.
Post the theatrical outing, It's the Samantha-starrer which holds an upper hand over the Naga Chaitanya-starrer. 'U Turn' managed to receive positive reviews and appreciable word-of-mouth. In contrast, 'Shailaja Reddy Alludu' received a thumbs down from the reviewers and majority of the movie buffs.
Of course, It's too early to pass a judgement on these two festival releases. While 'Shailaja Reddy Alludu' have the scope to cater to larger section of audience, 'U Turn' reach could be limited due to its genre. As of now, Samantha takes the lead and there can't be any doubts over it. Who among the Akkineni Couple will have the last laugh?