Many think mythological films are very easy to make. But there are many hard realities that film makers and even movie lovers miss while making and watching them instead of enjoying them. One has to get to the terms that at present age mythological film making is quite difficult to make and even impress movie lovers. That was the reason why one can not compare Balakrishna, Nayanatara starrer ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’ directed by Bapu with evergreen classics from the old. Everyone should understand that there wont be any copy or Xerox for Ramayana.
Yesteryear classics are reference books and should not be compared with current films. That was the reason why Balakrishna pleaded movie lovers not to compare his film with the older version of his father NTR, Anjali Devi starrer ‘Lava Kusa’. That film is an epic and even now people worship them as real gods. Even great directors like Bapu, Raghavendra Rao can not take Mayabazar, Lavakusa, Patala Bhairavi. No one can say for that matter that Krishna’s Devdas was bad but it cannot be compared with ANR starrer. Dasari made Devdas and mocked by insulting old classics.
Bapu made many classics but not every film of his will be passed as great. Similar about K.Vishwanath whose every film can not be Sankarabharanam. One wonder how could he make ‘Apatbandhavudu’. Many mythological films come and not all can be Lavakuysa. So Sri Rama Rajyam should be viewed as one and should not be compared with great classics.