The sentiment continued. Every hero who had a blast of success with SS Rajamouli suffered in their career for years to enjoy a next hit. After Junior NTR, Prabhas, Ramcharan…now it is the turn of Sunil to get the beating with ‘KSD Appalraju’ which came very next to super hit ‘Maryada Ramanna.’
Although ‘Maryada Ramanna’ was not a massive success like Simhadri, Chatrapathi or Magadheera to offer Sunil a new mass hero image but Film Nagar folks started to blame Rajamouli with their analysis. Now, it is heard that Sunil well knows about the reasons for failure of ‘Appalraju.’ This was not due its comparison and expectations on par with ‘Maryada Ramanna.’ The entire fault of making ‘Appalraju’ a tasteless product is blamed upon Ramgopal Varma’s ‘Paithyam’ and no reason that Rajamouli had a hand in it.