In the beginning, director Maruthi was not a big deal in the US, although his films used to do well locally. Later, the director changed tracks with Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, and he has been since maintaining the position well despite not scoring a similar success.
Naga Chaitanya, meanwhile, had an up and down sort of journey. His films Ye Maya Chesave and 100% Love did well, but the subsequent movies fared terribly. Again, he made a comeback with Premam and Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam, but the past inconsistency had an impact on it.
When it comes to the premieres, both Maruthi and Naga Chaitanya are in close range, with the former having an outliner in Babu Bangaram. In the long run, two of Maruthi films are ahead of Chaitanya’s best. The director has a slight edge in pull compared to the actor.
The bottom-line is, for Shailaja Reddy Alludu to make an impact, both the director and actor have to come up with best. The combo will be at work. A Million is not a big deal for an average movie in the current market, but for this combination, it would be a great deal. Let us see, where Shailaja Reddy Alludu begins and ends. The best opening looks like an assured thing, but the end is the big question mark.
|Yuddham Sharanam||$74 K||$33 K|
|RaRandoi Vedukachuddam||$510 K||$67 K|
|Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo||$304 K||$38 K|
|Premam||$829 K||$74 K|
|Dohchay||$166 K||$41 K|
|Oka Laila Kosam||$199 K||$26 K|
|Autonagar Surya||$150 K||$45 K|
|Manam||$1.5 Million||$95 K|
|Tadakha||$97 K||$1 K|
|100 Percent Love||$262 K||$56 K|
|Ye Maya Chesave||$246 K||$50 K|
|Bhale Bhale Magadivoy||$1.4 Million||$70 K|
|Babu Bangaram||$488 K||$177 K|
|Mahanubhavudu||$797 K||$88 K|