Long ago, Kalyan Ram had a hit in Atanokkade. Then he had a slew of flops and things were not working in his favour. That's when he made Pataas and also acted in it.
Well, all stars were in his favour and the film was a box office success. For the first time in his career, Kalyan Ram had a commercial hit to his credit.
But that's where the good news ended for Kalyan Ram. He then made Kick 2 as a producer. Now that story is well-known.
Though the film had Ravi Teja, Rakul Preet and Surender Reddy in the team, it totally failed at the box office. Bad story and equally bad narration marred any chances of it making money.
Of course, being the producer he could have saved the film, but Kick 2 became a huge disaster in both Kalyan Ram and Ravi Teja's careers.
And now, he has a release in Sher. In this case, it was obvious that Kalyan Ram was not interested half way through the shooting.
After giving a huge hit like Pataas, it was pretty clear that he had no hopes on Sher. In fact, the film was also released with minimum publicity. And as anticipated, it has got bad reviews from all over.
Even the buyers did not bother to promote the film and there is general feeling in the industry that this could be one of its kind film where a hit hero's film hasn't been promoted at all.