The ugly spat between director Boyapati Sreenu and composer Devi Sri Prasad in media glare at Legend success meet, has raised the pertinent question, who is more talented among the two.
No doubt, director Boyapati has delivered hits like “Bhadra”, “Tulasi” Simha and “Legend” but composer Devi has more than 30-hits from in his 50-odd films, so in terms of success ratio, DSP is far far ahead than Boyapati. Creatively, Boyapati was inspired by Okkadu for “Bhadra’ and “Tulasi was inspired by Luv Kusa and his “Simha” script is truly unnatural, revolving around a fcitional village, where a 300- people are killed by villains and a doctor turns a vigilante.
Whereas DSP has shown more versality in his work- as he belted melodies Arya 2 and Nuvvasthanante….Bommarillu and mass beats in “Sankadada….” and “Mass” and western tunes in Adhurs and Iddarammayiltho” and rocking numbers in “Jalsa”, “Gabbar and folk numbers in “Yevadu”, so is definitely ahead of Legend director.
Although, DSP is in the top league of composers, whereas Boyapati hasn’t joined the league of top directors like Rajamouli, Trivikram and Sreenu Vytla.So DSP countering the claims that Boyapti was the brain behind the re-recording for Legend who tried to hijack the credit from composer, was justified and reasonable. “I reached this stage because of my hard work” countered DSP. Even though, Boyapati tried to hush it down, but his taking credit, has boomeranged and exposed him.