Selecting Anirudh as the music composer has turned into a major headache for Telugu filmmakers. He’s currently the most sought-after composer nationwide, juggling numerous Tamil and Hindi projects alongside ‘Devara‘ after ‘Jawan‘. This has left ‘Devara’ suffocating, disappointing fans who anticipated its release on April 5th.
While Saif Ali Khan‘s injury is a factor, it’s not debilitating enough to delay filming for months. Speculation suggests Anirudh is the primary cause for the delay. Despite initial discussions with director Koratala Siva, Anirudh’s absence during crucial phases has been conspicuous.
Despite his busy schedule, Anirudh managed to work on smaller projects, leaving ‘Devara’ neglected. Completion of songs and re-recording by Anirudh dictates the new release date, but the team is hesitant to announce one due to his inconsistent progress. The lackluster BGM for the teaser highlights the delay further.
The team’s frustration is evident, as they await Anirudh’s commitment to ‘Devara,’ emphasizing its pan-Indian appeal. Koratala’s readiness to film songs contrasts sharply with Anirudh’s sluggish pace, with a single lyrical video potentially resolving the impasse. As the wait continues, the uncertainty surrounding ‘Devara’s’ release persists, highlighting the challenges of managing high-profile projects amidst conflicting priorities.