With successive debacles, mega hero Sai Dharam Tej had a ray of hope in the form of director Karunakaran who delivered blockbusters such as Tholi Prema. Given that Karunakaran is famous for ‘youthful’ love stories, and he has a big hit with Pawan Kalyan, mega fans were elated with the collaboration. Mega fans had high hopes on Karunakaran that he would bring back the ‘elusive’ success to Tej.
But pouring cold water on all the hopes of mega fans and mega family, Karunakaran delivered a poor product. Lazily written and badly executed film indicated that Karunakaran is clearly out of form. Even in his last two films Endukante Premante and Chinnadana Nee Kosam have miserably failed, yet Karunakaran failed to learn any lessons.
Had Karunakaran proved his mettle, many heroes and producers would be interested to work with him. But his poor show with Tej may add to his woes. After watching Tej, many are raising questions that what happened to the director of Tholi Prema, Vasu and Darling.