Classic films like Mayabazaar, Narthanasala, Geetanjali, Shankarabharanam, Lavakusa, Sagarasangamam, Missamma, Buddimanthudu, Khaidi, Shiva, Gundamma Katha, Jagadeekaveeruni Katha need respect from all areas and they do get it.
Not just the content and movies but even the titles need respect. Mayabazaar has been used by some filmmakers and they couldn’t make a film that even touches the last inch of the nail of the feet of the film.
K Raghavendra Rao kind of senior director had to learn the lesson hard for making Panduranga Mahatyam as Pandurangadu with more romantic masala.
Kona Venkat used Geethanjali and Shankarabharanam titles for two films. Both of them ended up being easily forgettable films.
Devadasu Malli Puttadu did not work at box office as much as Devadasu and Krishna also couldn’t repeat original 1953 film’s magic in his retelling with same name.
Lavakusa title was used to a bad film and now, Naga Shourya’s next film title is said to be Mooga Manasulu. Official announcement from Sithara Entertainments is pending on this movie but it is almost confirmed.
After using Nartanasala title and making a bad film, Mooga Manasulu should have been left alone by the actor. He can at least ask the team to not use classic titles as the backlash would be huge.
Well, seniors and noted filmmakers have also failed to use the titles of classics and subjects to recreate the magic. So, it is better to let them be and look for new titles than using such iconic names. The backlash if makers fail to deliver will be huge than anyone can expect.
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