Guntur Kaaram: Trivikram gets blamed for extravagant expenditure of ₹40 crore

Director Trivikram reportedly filmed unnecessary fight sequences and then opted to delete them. Later, he utilised select clips.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 24, 2024 | 7:01 PMUpdatedJan 24, 2024 | 7:01 PM

Trivikram Srinivas faulted for extravagant expenditure of ₹40 crore in Guntur Kaaram

Megastar Chiranjeevi once raised the issue of budget overruns in the film industry.

During a promotional event of  Waltair Veerayya (2023), he stressed the need for meticulous planning and adherence to budget constraints when it comes to saving investors money.

He urged the filmmakers to focus on thorough pre-production work before tampering with the film footage.

However, the film industry is not devoid of such instances where prominent directors engage in excessive shooting, only to discard numerous scenes later.

Lately, director Trivikram Srinivas found himself in a similar situation with Guntur Kaaram (2024).

It is learnt that the filmmaker deviated from the initial script and shot multiple scenes only to discard them. In this particular instance, a staggering ₹40 crore was wasted.

Trivikram reportedly filmed unnecessary fight sequences in the Mahesh Babu-starrer and then opted to delete them. He later utilised only selected clips.

This trend of budget mismanagement is not unique to Guntur Kaaram.

Even in the case of the blockbuster of Allu Arjun’s Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, industry insiders suggest that Trivikram Srinivas wasted a budget of more than ₹30 crore.

The extravagant expenditure has raised concerns over film producers’ fear of further investing in Trivikram’s films.

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