Remember the last time Puneeth Rajkumar and Allu Arjun had a neck-to-neck fight at the box office?
Puneeth's Rana Vikrama and Telugu actor Allu Arjun's Son Of Satyamurthy released on the same day, last year and since the Telugu film also stars Upendra, it earned some extra mileage in the major areas of Karnataka.
It is known that Allu Arjun, who hails from Chiranjeevi's family, possess a decent market in the Kannada land and he is not leaving any stone unturned to strengthen it. Apparently, he is again gearing up to lock horns with Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar.
While Puneeth's Chakravyuha is slated to release on 22 April, Allu Arjun is blocking a few theaters in the state, for his film Sarrainodu, which is hitting the screens on the same day.
Though the Upendra factor and the popularity of director Trivikram Srinivas, helped him at the box-office the last time, it is interesting to see how he will fare this time with Sarrainodu, in race with Puneeth's much awaited film, Chakravyuha.
Needless to say, there is enough space for both the releases, with their own pros and cons, but, it is a curious to case to see, who is going to eat into whose collections and how Puneeth's Chakravyuha is going to deal with it.
It is to be noticed that, Chakravyuha has a lot of Telugu connection around it, as the film's music director, Thaman is a star musician in Telugu, while the Tollywood's stars, Jr. NTR and Kajal Aggarwal crooned for the album.