Nikhil is one of the very few young heroes who have won the trust of audience, thanks to his impressive script selection. After delivering a series of duds with routine films, he resurrected his career with content-driven films such as Swamy Ra Ra, Karthikeya, Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada and Surya vs Surya. However, it seems that he has now gone back on wrong track.
With success, follows offers. The same happened in the case of Nikhil after he delivered back to back decent earners. Producers started knocking his door with fat cheques. But, it is not as easy to find a good script as a producer. So, Nikhil chose the route of ‘remakes’.
The first remake he did was ‘Shankarabharanam’. Despite being the remake of a Bollywood hit film, ‘Phas Gayere Obama’, the Telugu film became a disaster at box office. His latest film, Kirrak Party, is the remake of a blockbuster Kannada film. But, this one also failed to live up to audience expectations. Nikhil is currently shooting for the remake of Tamil film, ‘Kanithan’, which received mixed talk when it released.
Nikhil had to strive for a long time to win the trust of audience and establish himself as a bankable hero. This idea of ‘remakes’ doesn’t seem to work for him. When he has so good judgement of selecting potential subjects, why do remakes and risk losing audience faith? Its high time Nikhil introspected his choice of films.