Leaving the competition aside, both the films turned out to be successful. But none of the makers openly appreciated another film till now. However, 'Ala Vaikunthapuramlo' director Trivikram Srinivas indirectly accepted and acknowledged that 'Sarileru Neekevaru' is a box-office hit. He attended the pre-release event of Nithiin's 'Bheeshma' recently and congratulated the film's heroine Rashmika Mandanna for the success of her 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' and wished her that she would continue this successful run.
Mahesh and Trivikram are considered as close friends and Trivikram staying calm over Mahesh's film did not go well with the superstar fans. Finally, Trivikram spoke about the film which cools down their tempers. In the meanwhile, Trivikram is focusing on his upcoming film which is expected to be with NTR.