Boyapati, famed for directing Skanda, is under the limelight, but not for the reasons many would expect. Over the years, Boyapati’s magic touch seemed less effective when it came to young actors in lead roles. With significant successes under his belt like Tulasi, Simha, Akhanda, and Legend, most of these films celebrated senior actors at their helm, with Sarainodu being a rare exception in his youthful hero successes.
Ram Charan, a rising star, experienced this mismatch firsthand. His much-anticipated Vinaya Vidheyarama ended up disappointing fans to the extent that he felt compelled to apologize. Similarly, movies like Dammu for NTR and a project with Bellamkonda didn’t live up to the expectations. Ram’s recent venture with Boyapati, Skanda, only deepened the narrative of Boyapati’s challenges with young talent.
The cinematic realm is buzzing with speculation. Is Boyapati’s directorial style too mature for the vibrant energy of young protagonists? This burning question has made young actors more cautious about partnering with the director.
What’s clear is the impact of Skanda’s outcome on Boyapati’s future endeavors. As discussions about a sequel, Skanda-2, are off the table, the industry and fans alike are keen to see if Boyapati would focus on Akhanda-2, previously teased. It might be the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his mettle once again.