Who is called star hero and star director? Definitely, these kinds of celebs deliver minimum guarantee films for the box office. Whether their films release in a group or during the non-festival season, they will score well. Of late, many stars are however losing such tag.
We have very few star directors who are dependable in case if one needs a hit. The likes of Rajamouli, Vinayak, Sukumar, Trivikram, Sreenu Vaitla are in this 'safe group' that always delivers a viable product. But Vaitla moved out of this zone due to pick same routine stories. Though Vinayak delivered some flops, he's still lauded for coming up with mass films that will work in B & C centres. Sukumar's 1 Nenokkadine is the only big bouncer but otherwise, he's okay. What about Trivikram?
Right from the beginning, Trivikram's film stood out for their brilliant writing though they fell flat at box office sometimes. However, by delivering movies like Jalsa, Julayi, Attarintiki Daredi S/O Satyamurthy and A..Aa in a row, he proved that he's that Mr Dependable. However, he's looking like moving out of the safe group if we look at the result carefully.
Forget Agnyaathavaasi result, even before we have A..Aa that made huge money but still, the producers made only fewer profits. Though Attarintiki Daredi is an industry hit at that time, the profits gained by producers are not so high. All this is due to the high making costs involved in those movies. When fruits are not being enjoyed by the stakeholders, how will Trivikram stay as a safe director by investing so much into production?
For Facebook posts and memes he might be a god, but still, trade of his films is little worrying. Now Agnyaathavaasi woes will only add salt to those wounds.