Director Teja was seen in high spirits during the success meet of Nene Raju Nene Mantri. Of course, there is a good reason for his ecstasy, his directorial venture has got hit talk after a long wait over a decade.
Had Teja got his speech confined to exhibiting gratitude on actors and technicians and thanking audience, he would have been appreciated. Instead the director took a dig at the review writers, whom he felt couldn't understand the hero's character.
Through his words Teja tried to establish NRNM's theme had been a new liner to Tollywood. However, critics smelt a rat in Teja's words. According to them, NRNM might surely have been inspired by Mohan Babu's M Dharmaraju MLA.
In M Dharmaraju MA, the protagonist, who happens to be innocent in the beginning, gradually gets his colours changed like a chameleon. after being stepped into the shoes of politics. And NRNM also appears no more different to the central point of M Dharmaraju MLA. The difference only lies with the treatment.
However, Teja is said to be back with a bang with the super hit result of NRNM. If at all the director chooses right scripts suit to the artists preferred by him, he can show his expertise as a director and may regain his glory as a top director.