‘Mega’ Disasters for Producer
Technicians and actors can resurrect their careers even after delivering a handful of flops but this is not the case with producers. 2-3 flops in a row can permanently deter a producer from making films. Nallamalupu Bujji has received such a career-ending shock from Mega heroes.
Bujji, who has been actively producing films after scoring a blockbuster with Allu Arjun’s ‘Race Gurram’, has tasted five flops in a row after that. Immediately after ‘Race Gurram’, he co-produced Alludu Seenu and NTR’s Rabhasa with Bellamkonda Suresh. While the former was a cost failure, the latter was a disaster. He however was not affected much as Bellamkonda was allegedly the major stakeholder.
Later, he produced Mega family hero Varun Tej’s debut film ‘Mukunda’. Although the film was a flop, he could sustain as the film was made on reasonable budget. But, his next two films ‘Winner’ and ‘Mister’, both starring mega heroes – Sai Dharam Tej and Varun Tej respectively, became so big disasters.
Each of these two films was made with Rs 20+ crore budget and he reportedly lost more than half of his investment. He co-produced Mukunda, Winner and Mister with Tagore Madhu. The latter has a stake in Mahesh Babu’s ‘Spyder’ so he is optimistic about recovering his losses with that film.
The situation of Bujji however is much worse. With five unsuccessful films in a row, with the last two – Winner and Mister proved to be the biggest mistakes of his career, he is said to be in a dilemma over what to do next. His next project, Ravi Teja’s ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’ is currently on sets. He hopes this film recovers some of his losses.