In the recent past, no Tamil director has delivered a hit in Tollywood. The industry has seen some of the biggest flops whenever a Tollywood hero has teamed up with a Tamil director.
Mahesh Babu & AR Murugadoss’ SPYder, Vijay Devarakonda’s NOTA, Nani’s Jenda Pai Kapiraju, and the recent disaster The Warriorr are some prime examples.
The failure of The Warriorr has put Ram’s career in the doldrums, which was going smoothly after hits like iSmart Shankar and RED. He will also face huge financial losses as he bought the distribution rights of the film in Nizam and Vizag territories at an astronomical price.
Now Ram Charan is teaming up with Tamil’s visionary director Shankar, who is directing a straight Telugu film for the first time. So people on social media are commenting that teaming up with a Tamil director can turn out to be a mistake in Charan’s career.
But Mega fans are saying that Shankar is a legendary director who understands the pulse of the audience. They are commenting that he is a pan-India director and not just a Tamil director.
They are claiming that after a mind-blowing blockbuster like RRR, RC15 with Shankar is the perfect follow-up for Ram Charan.
We have to wait and see if RC15 can break the negative sentiment about Tamil directors in Tollywood.