Promising young heroes Varun Tej and Sharwanand wanted to end the year on a high with their latest films which released on December 21st. Both Anthariksham and Padi Padi Leche Manasu generated good buzz when they went on floors. The teasers and trailers also received encouraging response from audience and added to the hype. Unfortunately, both films failed to impress audience. They are heading towards huge disasters at box office.
With back to back hits from Fidaa and Tholi Prema, Varun Tej carved out a niche for himself and created a decent market among current generation young heroes. His track record is now likely to take a huge beating with Anthariksham and it will definitely impact the pre release business of next films.
Sharwanand is also having a good phase as he had a career best year in 2017 with two super hits like Shathamanam Bhavathi and Mahanubhavudu. His teaming up with Hanu Raghavapudi set high expectations in trade circles. But, the dismal run of PPLM in the first weekend came as a huge disappointment.
These flops came at the wrong time for both Varun Tej and Sharwanand who are in the best phase of their careers. However, they have a strong lineup of films and have a chance to redeem for these failures.