Producer C.Kalyan, brought VV Vinayak and Sai Dharam Tej together for a movie. And on their combination power he made some table profit. But the story doesn't end there!
Many distributors, who expected the movie to be one of those save bets are now, trying to figure out a way to compensate for their losses. VV Vinayak, is said to have given his remuneration for the movie back.
He, after flops like Alludu Sreenu and Akhil, still got a chance to make Khaidi No. 150 with Megastar Chiranjeevi. The director delivered an average film but Chiranjeevi and his charm, took the movie to blockbuster heights.
Many thought VV Vinayak might change his route and comeback with a different film like he did after huge success like Aadi with Dil. But he tried to make a movie like Nayak with Sai Dharam Tej.
For, Sai Dharam Tej, his career started with a huge disaster like Rey. But he recovered with Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham, Subramanyam For Sale and Supreme. He looked like the young actor who can deliver commercial content without fail.
The story changed after that film. He made Winner, Thikka, Nakshatram, Jawaan and now, Inttelligent. More than the other four films, Inttelligent turned out to be even bigger disaster.
The movie ended up collecting 3.13 crores share for the weekend while, Varun Tej's movie, Tholiprema got 9 crores share within two days.
Last year, Jawaan and Winner, got openings of 4 crores on day one for Sai Dharam Tej. But this time, even though he has come with a commercial director like VV Vinayak, after a major blockbuster like Khaidi No.150, the movie just collected 3.13 crores share for a weekend.
Clearly, people have rejected the movie and it seems to be a bigger disaster than Rey, for Sai Dharam Tej. At a juncture where his career needed consolidating, he found five back to back disasters that even collapsed his market.
The road from here, for VV Vinayak, it is simple, he needs to get over the 80's masala formula and re-invent himself. For Sai Dharam Tej, he needs a better script selection process. He needs to sit down and see that, his looks and talent are not wasted in a lousy script.
Once, he gets a good script and talented director, he can still bounce back on the might of Mega and Power star fans. Let's hope both the director and actor, will find their Mojo back!