Just some time ago, director Maruthi was hailed as the happening director for small budget movies in t-town, but now he is facing some adversity with stars and viewers too. No doubt, he made some films with double entendre and below-the-belt dialogues and on the other hand showed that ‘small filmmakers’ can also score hits and revived the digital cinema with ‘ee rojullo’ and ‘bus stop’.
But later lost his midas touch, with not-so-impressive showing of ‘Kotha Janta’ (which was most decent film from his direction), even his productions like ‘Romance’ and ‘Love U Bangaram’ sank without a trace.
Although, he drew attentions of stars like Venkatesh and Nitin, both of reportedly shelved their projects with Bus Stop director, so Maruthi is going through some tough times because, did he misplace his ‘magic wand’. Or its better for him to stick making small-budget movies with new actors and make a comeback or should move up ladder, with star- movies, he is caught in a dilemma it seems.