Telugu cinema’s ‘Masala Raja’ Ravi Teja is serving it bland these days. He has just delivered what looks like the fourth dud at the boxoffice in a row.
The film is Amar Akbar Anthony(AAA) and the first day’s collections should worry any one who cares for Ravi Teja’s career. According to reliable boxoffice sources AAA has amassed a meager 4 crore rupees in Andhra and Telangana on the first day. This is lower than what Ravi’s last three films Raja The Great , Touch Chesi Chudu and Nela Ticket ,all flops, had collected on the opening day.
A major director from Telugu cinema explains, “While the world has moved on and major Telugu stars are experimenting with roles and characters Ravi Teja seems stuck in a warp. He keeps playing up the ‘Masala Raja’ image with no concern for changing trends. Casting himself in a triple role in Amar Akbar Anthony was perilous. He is the paying the price.”
Shoddy scripting and poor execution are the two main villains in AAA. Above all, it is an overdose of Ravi Teja that has killed his latest project even before it was properly born. And to name the film after one of Amitabh Bachchan’s most iconic films(where the Bachchan did NOT play all the three title roles, only one) is plainly suicidal.