Hyderabad: Tollywood has seen a string of consecutive flops at the box office and this has proven once again that neither the budget nor the stars can save a film if the script is bad. In the past four months, several long-awaited films have hit screens, and to our surprise, with the exception of “RRR,” they either made it to the box office or underperformed. In fact, “RRR” is the only big hit after “Pushpa” and “Akhanda” which were released in December last year.
Bangarraju is the first big budget release of the year. Starring Nagarjuna Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, the father-son duo, this film was a disappointment. Fans were excited to see them together on the big screen, but nothing could stop this film from becoming a box office disaster. As a sequel to ‘Soggade Chinni Nayana’, ‘Bangarraju’ only managed to fetch Rs. 60 crore worldwide despite a lot of hype.
Bheemla Nayak was released in February and expectations were high for this action thriller, the Telugu remake of the Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum. The film, starring Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati, was widely advertised and postponed several times. ‘Bheemla Nayak’ made a deal of Rs. 158.5 million worldwide. The film had generated excitement due to Pawan Kalyan but failed to impress the audience.
Radhe Shyam ended up being a disaster at the box office. The film starred Prabhas and Pooja Hegde. The story was so cliche that even the stunning graphics, visual effects, and good music couldn’t save it. UV Creations already suffered losses after the release of “Saaho” and now “Radhe Shyam” has caused huge losses again.
Khiladi, starring Ravi Teja, was another box office disaster this year. This film, which was released theatrically on February 11 along with a dubbed Hindi version, could gross Rs. 23.5 million worldwide. The budget of the film was estimated at Rs. 40 crores.
Now let’s talk about “acharya”. Fans of this movie have been waiting to see megastar Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan together on screen. But for various reasons, the film performed poorly at the box office. This is the first flop for Koratala Siva.
A few days ago, Mahesh Babu’s Sarkaru Vaari Paata was released. Although the film does well at the box office in its last two days, the story is weak, as is the narrative.
All of the above films were bombed at the box office for failing to impress audiences. Only a strong script makes a film successful. Alongside these star-studded flicks, many small-budget films have also ended in flops, proving that no matter how great the star or director, nobody can save the film if the script is bad. Plus, after a string of failures, it’s high time directors worked on the film’s script instead of hyping themselves up with A-list actors.