Mythology and Devotional story elements are always risky in current trend of film making. Yet, men like Raghavendra Rao, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna who are always versatile tend to break the trend and create a new one. Same happened with ‘Annamayya, Sri Rama Dasu’ and also ‘Sri Rama Rajyam.’ Though all three were considerably good hits, the last one proved to be much more adored due to grandeur and excellent visual graphics added by awards winning performance from Nayanathara. Not an exaggeration that, ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’ was loved more by overseas audience than domestic.
This is giving huge craze for ‘Shirdi Sai’ whose overseas distribution and area wise exhibition rights are getting sold at fancy prices ever seen for a devotional flick. Reports say that, this is all the magic of Bapu and Balayya’s ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’ which raised the market for ‘Shirdi Sai.’ Let us see, how far our domestic market accepts this theory.