Many Tollywood filmmakers who scored hits with their debut films have failed to score a hit with their second outings. Only a few are an exception to this bad luck factor. Filmmakers like SS Rajamouli who scored hits with Student No 1, Trivikram with Nuvve Nuvve, Athadu and Boyapati Srinu with Tulasi and Bhadra are the ones who scored hits with the first and second films.
Now, Merlapaka Gandhi is the latest one who is likely to join the list. He bagged a big hit with his debut film Merlapaka Gandhi and his second film Express Raja has released to thumping openings this Sankranthi. Entertainment is the key to success for Express Raja. Sharwanand and Surabhi are the lead characters in the film. Screen play played a crucial role in the film’s positive word of mouth. If the film can sustain the talk and continue the solid collections, Merlapaka Gandhi has a good chance to achieve a rare feat and joining star directors who scored hit with second film.