For the last one and a half decade we have become accustomed to expecting at most a film a year from the big stars like superstar Mahesh Babu, Stylish Star Allu Arjun and to an extent Young Tiger N. T. R. Even their brother in spirit Ram Charan has acted not even in a dozen films in a career spanning 13 years. It is the likes of Allari Naresh (before his fall down from being the biggest comedy star with multiple failures) and Natural Star Nani who acted in multiple films every year.
The younger and upcoming stars have their fates dependent on the number of hits they deliver as one or two failures means death knell to their careers. We have seen several such young talents fading away. Even the most highly talented actor like Tarun couldn’t escape the fate.
But the lockdown seems to have flipped the fate and the strategies of big stars and young heroes. While big stars have lined up multiple films and plans for back to back shooting schedules (Prabhas has 3 films, NTR is following the same suit, and Mahesh is planning to do as many films as he can do before jumping into the world of Rajamouli). Even senior stars like Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, and Nagarjuna lined up multiple films with plans for back to back or simultaneous shoots. Ravi Teja has 5 movies in hands despite him being at the lowest phase in his career.
But surprisingly, the younger stars who ruled the roost in terms of number of releases have not many films in hand. With the exception of Nani, even young star heroes like Varun Tej couldn’t say what their next films be except for the current ones. Is the onslaught of the big stars too hot to handle for them? Surprisingly even younger directors who did movies with young stars are now aspiring to join big league with big stars. Let’s see how things turn out in the next few years.