Allu Arjun’s Pushpa 2 is set to be the biggest opener this year on a pan-India level, driven by immense hype, the excitement of being a sequel, and Allu Arjun’s immense popularity.

The anticipation for Pushpa 2 is so high that Rohit Shetty’s highly awaited Singham Again was postponed to avoid competing with the juggernaut called Pushpa 2 at the box office.

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While it seemed unlikely that any film would dare to clash with Pushpa 2, John Abraham surprised everyone by announcing the release date of his next film Vedaa on August 15.

Initially slated for a July release, Vedaa’s makers shifted to August 15, taking advantage of the national holiday.

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Despite this strategic move, Vedaa isn’t expected to pose a significant threat to Pushpa 2’s dominance. The sheer scale and anticipation for Pushpa 2 ensure that Vedaa won’t dent its collections in any way.

However, Vedaa stands to benefit from the overflow audience. Those unable to secure tickets for Pushpa 2 but eager to watch a film in theaters during the holiday weekend might choose Vedaa instead.

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This situation mirrors last year when Gadar 2 dominated the box office and Akshay Kumar’s low-budget OMG 2 benefitted from the overflow audience. Similarly, Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur saw a boost when it clashed with Animal, attracting the spillover crowd.

Moreover, Vedaa will gain free publicity by being mentioned alongside Pushpa 2, ensuring its visibility in all discussions about the major release.

Vedaa, backed by a decent banner and directed by Nikhil Advani, will secure a fair number of screens without significantly impacting Pushpa 2’s distribution.

Ultimately, Pushpa 2 will remain the top choice for audiences, distributors, and exhibitors, with Vedaa serving as an alternative for those seeking a theater experience during the crowded holiday weekend.