The three stars, Upendra, Sudeep and Yash, who are involved in this clash are all stars in their own right. Let us see how they have fared since 2010.
Upendra: Upendra is always known for doing things differently and for having thoughts and ideas that are unique and peculiar. People are always curious about his films, whether he directs them or only acts in them. He gave a super hit movie in his 2010 directorial Super. In 2011 another hit came in the form of Shrimathi. In 2012 Aarakshaka was an average hit but the first Kannada 3D Movie Katari Veera Surasundarangi was a sensation followed by Godfather and Kalpana. In 2013 Topiwala got back the money to the producer and in 2014 Brahma and Super Ranga were hits. In 2015 Shivam was one of the costilets movies followed by his directional movie Uppi2. This year Kaplana 2 was another hit.
Sudeep: Sudeep's movies in 2010 Just Maath Maathalli, Mr Theertha, Kiccha Huccha and Veera Parampare got back money to producers. Kempe Gowda and Vishnuvardhana were blockbusters in 2011. Once Sudeep movie Eega was released in 2012 Sudeep became an all-Indian actor and lot of expectations started building up for his movies. In 2013 Varadhanayaka did well and Bachchan was a hit movie. Sudeep directed and acted movie Maanikya looted the box office. Same thing repeated in Ranna in 2015. This years Kotigobba 2 created all-time record in Sudeep's career.
Yash: Yash movie Modalasala was released in 2010 which was an average hit. In 2011 Rajadhani was agaion an average but Kirataka made profit. In 2012 Lucky and Jaanu made profit. The movie Drama was released in the same year and from this movie luck turned in favour of Yash. Googly released in 2013 and Gajakesari released in 2014 sealed the top position of Yash. Mr and Mrs Ramachari released in the same year created an all time box office record. Masterpiece released in 2015 was a smashing hit and it collected nearly 13.8 crores in the first week itself.
Now let us see what happens to Sudeep, Upendra and Yash acted movies which is getting released on 28th. Mukunda Murari is Censored and they are not going to change the release date. The only way to avoid a clash is for K Manju to postpone the release date of Santhu Straight Forward. But Manju has clearly said that he will not do it and has announced the release date.
Mukunda Murari is produced by MN Kumar who is one of the top line producers, distributor and exhibitor. He himself has more than 80 theatres under his control. For BKT areas Mysore Talkies is doing the distribution. Santhu Straight forward is produced by another top line producer K Manju. Both MN Kumar and K Manju are close friends
For Santhu Straight Forward the entire Karnataka distribution is taken care of by Jayanna who is known as a lucky hand and who has produced many films of Yash. Jayanna is also a producer and distributor and has a good control over the theatres. Both Mysore Talkies and Jayanna Films office are on the same building in Gandhinagar!
What ever it is. Both Mukunda Murari and Santu Straight Forward are Kannada movies and Chitraloka wishes both movies to be success.