Sometimes exaggerated statements will put any actor in a kind or risk unknowingly. Despite the fact that Jai Lava Kusa made a decent impression other day with the trailer, producer Kalyan Ram’s words about the film and the lead actor Jr NTR is sounding little risky for the prospects at the box office. Here goes why.
“When Bobby narrated me Jai Lava Kusa, I got reminded of Dana Veera Sura Karna movie. Even JLK is such a huge story with a big canvas. Also, the director told me the story with title Jai Lava Kusa, I’ve not picked it up later” said Kalyan Ram at the trailer launch event of the above-said film other day. Not stopping there, he added, “Though I told him (Jr NTR) that after grandfather (Sr NTR) only he could do such a character which has stammering, he thought about it for a week to accept the role. After watching the film, I said to my brother (Jr NTR), like the way Tatha gaaru has got public appreciation for Dana Veera Sura Karna, even you will also get terrific applause.”
Firstly, calling Jai Lava Kusa as a great film will not be any wrong, but when you are going out there to compare it with Dana Veera Sura Karna, then trouble is what falls in the lap. Because that film of legendary Sr NTR is something tough to be reproduced again, both regarding acting and scale. And calling that JLK is the only such story after DVS Karna is not a wise comparison, because this latest one is a pure commercial masala entertainer, while NTR Sr’s movie is a historical and mythological film.
Secondly, yes, Jr NTR is a proven actor who need not be given any certificates about acting skills, but still calling him someone who could reprise such triple role after next to Sr NTR is a big mistake. Because that will hurt sentiments and emotions of many actors out there, and also the opinions of fans of other stars. Even within Nandamuri fans, there may not be an acceptance for the line “After Sr NTR it is Junior NTR.”
Many feel that Kalyan Ram should have made such statements after the film got released and scored a stunning blockbuster. Otherwise, these risky statements lead to over-hype that may cast a harmful spell on film’s success.