His formula of doing a film in less budget with inexperienced cast has finally hit an expiry date in his books too, when he made Nene Raju Nene Mantri.
Post the success of the film, he found opportunities to direct Venkatesh and Nandamuri Balakrishna at a time. But he had to quit both the films.
Then he impulsively took a decision to make Seetha and the film suffered a painful death at the box office on the first day with first show, itself.
He seemed to have found a formula with Nene Raju Nene Mantri where he takes a character that looks like a villain as his main lead and then go on trying to figure out a way to reform it or show how low it can go down.
As Seetha failed, he is now trying Family Circus kind off a comedy film which is still popular due to its comedy scenes. In his next, Allivelumanga Venkataramana, he wants to showcase the family comedy dynamic that least explored as a writer for many years.
He is the man who changed Gopichand's career from being a newsreader to a star villain with his Jayam. That lead Gopichand to become an action hero, later.
Now, as Gopichand is again struggling and Teja is also in necessity of success, both are coming together in his new film, it seems. Rana Daggubati might do a pivotal role in the film.
Who will produce it? What will be the story? Will Kajal act in the film again? Can Teja again deliver good film? We are also waiting to find answers for these questions.