Maruthi directed ‘Shailaja Reddy Alludu’ is doing well at box-office despite not so encouraging reviews. The film’s overall range will be decided after the first Monday.Irrespective of this, it is clear that director Maruthi has stuck in a formula that he has created for himself.
By weaving stories based on protagonist or some characters having disorders or diseases, he created a trend.It worked superbly and looked quite fresh when he attempted it in Nani starrer ‘Bhale Bhale Magadivoy’.It looked clichéd in ‘Babu Bangaram’ when Venkatesh played the role of a guy whose weakness is kind-heartedness.
In Sharwanand’s ‘Mahanubhavudu’, the fissures were started showing. With ‘Shailaja Reddy Alludu’, the theme started giving full deja vu.This is why critics gave bad reviews. Now he has to reinvent himself or start thinking fresh manner for new ideas or scripts. Or it would be tough for him to convince heroes for his next movies.