Srikanth Addala’s reputation as a director of feel good films solidified with successes like “Kottha Bangaru Lokam” and “Seetamma Vaakitlo Siri Malle Chettu.” “Mukunda” also held its ground well. However, his career took a nosedive with the colossal disaster that was “Brahmotsavam,” which not only tanked at the box office but also faced severe criticism, becoming a target for trolls.
After a hiatus of over seven years, Addala is returning with “Peddha Kapu.” While “Naarappa” came in between, it was an OTT release, making “Peddha Kapu” his first theatrical outing since “Brahmotsavam.”
Surprisingly, “Peddha Kapu” has garnered unexpected hype, thanks to impactful teasers and promos. Despite the absence of major star power, the film carries high expectations from both the industry and the audience. The production quality appears top-notch, courtesy of producer Miryala Ravinder Reddy, known for “Akhanda.” The promotional material suggests a promising, hard-hitting film.
The fate of “Peddha Kapu” is crucial for Addala. A successful outing could reignite his career, attracting more offers. However, if it fails to captivate the audience, securing investment for his future projects may become an uphill battle. Currently, the prospects for “Peddha Kapu” seem positive, with anticipation building in favor of the film.