The name Ashwini Dutt has been synonymous with high budget telugu movies over the decade. Never as a producer does his films have the look of a compromise in terms of expenditure.For instance the latest film from his production house was KANTRI. This film didn't do well at the box office but the film needs to be really appreciated for the flambouyancy it carried(in terms of richness).
He is also the producer of Kathanayakudu. This film too was of high pictorial value but faltered at BO
All the movies coming from the stable of VYJAYANTHI MOVIES are hyped to the maximum extent but the results, especially of the last few films have not lived upto that.
The casting of the films has always been great with the combination of top heroes, sizzling and hot heroines and ofcourse talented directors. And when it comes to music it has been consistently Mani Sharma who has been composing for this production house for almost a decade. The music was never a let down, instead it added to the hype.
It's high time he concentrates on better scripts.
The list of movies from 2000 under VYJAYANTHI MOVIES BANNER
Kathanayakudu(2008)....failed and left without a trace....*ing super* rajinikanth, Jagapathi babu, Meena Music Director: GV prakash; Director: P Vasu
Kantri(2008)....a so-so film *ing:NTR, Hansika, tanisha Mukerjee(Debut), prakash raj.
Director:Meher Ramesh(Puri Jagan's Assistant) Music d'tor:ManiSharma
Chirutha(2007)...an avg flick *ing:RamCharanTej(Debut),NehaSharma(debut) prakashraj,Ashish Vidyarthi. Director:Puri jagan. Music d'tor:ManiSharma
Sainikudu (2006)...bombed at BO *ing:Mahesh,Trisha,Prakash raj,Irfan Khan Director:Gunasheker Music d'tor:ManiSharma
Jai Chiranjeeva (2005)....a cropper film. Director:Vijayabhaskar Music d'tor:ManiSharma
Subash Chandra Bose (2005)...total failure. Director:K. Raghavendra Rao. Music d'tor:ManiSharma
Balu ABCDEFG (2005) ...an average film; film director:karunakaran Music d'tor:ManiSharma
Gangotri (2003)..HIT....Director:K. Raghavendra Rao. Music D'tor:MM keeravani
Indra (2002)....Mega HIT...Director:B.gopal Music :mani sharma
Azad (2000).....above average...Director: Tirupathi swamy ;
Ashwini Dutt- a great patron but an average film-maker