Portuguese Man-of-Waron 2nd Jan 2018, 6:30pm | Permalink
This movie is one of the top 10 grossers of all time of Telugu cinema, so Josh wasn't off at all. If anything, maybe it deserved a better rating.
Also, the review you mentioned called it a very boring film. If a movie is as big a commercial hit as this one was, I'd say it is the reviews that say it is very boring that are not really clued into what their readers want...
First, there's the kind of star that doesn't really need a director to get his film to bust blocks. Then there's the kind of star whose block-busting is dependent on a director. There's also the kind that no director can really help but will continue to be stars because their dads and uncles and granddads busted enough blocks to own the mines. But, thankfully, we don't have to go that far with Allu Arjun. All we have to say is he needs a director.
Harish Shankar is not that director, however. His influences for DJ are pretty clear and simple. And underworked.