The division of Andhra Pradesh has badly affected Telugu film industry with several big-budget movies postponed uncertainty. Ram Charan Teja's highly-awaited movie Yevadu is one of those movies, which was affected by the current political scenario in the state. Now, the Samaikyandhra movement in the Seemandhra region has further delayed the release of the film, which is now postponed to October.
Ever since the UPA Government announced its decision to split the state, the normal life has been paralysed in 13 districts across the Seemandhra region. The public transport has remained off the road and over four lakh government employees going on an indefinite strike in protest against the bifurcation. Various forms of protests like hunger strike and rallies have closed down cinema halls, petrol bunks, educational institutions, shops and other establishments.
The Samaikyandhra supporters are very upset with Megastar and Union Minister Chiranjeevi, who hails from West Godavari district. They are demanding his resignation. They have even threatened to boycott the movies of the heroes from the Mega family. So the makers of Yevadu, who are afraid of suffering huge losses, have decided to delay its release, until everything gets cooled down in the state.
Directed by Vamsi Paidipally, Yevadu was to hit the screens on July 31, but producer Dil Raju, who has shelled out Rs 35 crores on the movie, sensed the heat of the impending Samaikyandhra movement and postponed its release to August 21, a public holiday for Rakhi Pournami. Since the agitation has continued, the producer has pushed its release ahead further. Continue to read more in the slideshow.