Exactly 15 months back, young sensation Vijay Devarakonda came with a clean romantic entertainer titled 'Geetha Govindham'. Fresh from the success of 'Arjun Reddy', the film got a huge pre-release buzz because of Vijay and Rashmika's craze. The super hit songs too helped the film a lot and it went on to collect a gross of over 100 crores at the box-office. With a share of around 70 crores, Vijay achieved no medium-ranged hero dared to imagine and many hailed him as a star hero.
Cut to the present, the same Vijay Devarakonda released his 'World Famous Lover' recently and it collected a mere share of around 10 crores in one week and is on its way to end up as a big disaster. The film got a huge negative talk right from the first shows and it took a huge toll on the film but the collections are making people wonder about Vijay's real box-office caliber.
Experts are pointing out how quickly the tables have turned around over the last 15 months. From a hero who earned more than 70 crores, Vijay slid down the hill to become a hero who is not able to get 15 crores with his craze. His choice of films affected his career badly. His last film 'Dear Comrade' was a failure too and his roles seem to be getting repetitive which is disappointing the audience as per some pundits.
His upcoming film with Puri Jagannadh is very crucial for his career. This is a big-budget film and the makers have gone pan-Indian believing that the script has a universal appeal. If the film succeeds, Vijay may get his stardom back but if something goes wrong, it may put Vijay's career in jeopardy.