His recent film Thank You failed to make any impact on the viewers and disappeared from the theatres with in no time. Even his earlier film F3 for all the promotions failed to set the screens on fire. Of late he is supporting the producers guilds decision to bring shootings to halt to rework on the OTT deals and also address other issues.
Under these circumstances, Dil Raju for a huge shock when two films which released today have him a tight slap. While Kalyan Ram's Bimbisara catered to the mass movie lovers, Dulquer Salmaan's Sita Ram catered to the class movie lovers. These two films proved that more than any thing strong story, Powerful content, impactful screenplay is the need of the hour and not Extravagant budget and Star cast. Following the positive talk for both Bimbisara and Sita Ramam, people are thronging theatres. In Vizag, for Bimbisara, all the shows in Jagadamba ,Kameswari ,Sri kanya ,Sarada ,Cmr inox - 1.15 show,Chitralaya- 1.25 show ,Varun inox- 1.30 show are housefull. Similarly,Sita Ramam shows are getting good response from the viewers.