Only commercial hits will assist directors to get opportunity to direct star heroes. Winning appreciations alone won’t help them to reach top directors list. Likewise, director Nag Ashwin is also winning accolades for his second directorial Mahanati, biopic on legendary actress Savitri, though this hit is not enough for him to get big offers.
Mahanati that starred Keerthy Suresh enacting Savitri is turning out as commercial hit for its budget. But, these kinds of films will not rake big numbers like regular commercial films do. In very rare cases, experimental and unique subjects will shine at box-office. In fact, a film can become huge hit if and only if movie buffs watch it repetitively.
Nag Ashwin will next make a film with Natural Star Nani with whom he made his debut directorial Yevade Subramanyam which too won critical honors. If Nag can prove with Nani’s film that he is capable of making commercial movies, he will get to work with stars; otherwise he needs to wait for long to join top makers list.