The film, directed by PC Shekar, had released in theatres on February 17
Last Updated: 06.00 AM, Mar 11, 2023
Darling Krishna’s track record at the box office – barring his own directorials, Love Mocktail and Love Mocktail 2 – has not been confidence inspiring. The actor, by his own admission, has stuck to doing only rom-coms as his choice of films for a while now, as he believes that the genre has more repeat value than, say, a thriller. Unfortunately for Krishna, this game plan has not been working for him, including his latest Love Birds, which released in theatres less than a month ago, and is already on OTT. The film was said to have been picked up for an on or before 30 days from theatrical release deal, and the expected OTT premiere was March 17, but going by its box office performance, it has come one week earlier, on March 10, itself.
Interestingly, though, despite the box office failings of his films, Krishna still commands a market as far as digital rights sales go and Love Birds, for instance, was sold to Amazon Prime Video even before the film came to theatres. The film, directed by PC Shekar, had Krishna and his wife, Milana Nagaraj, try to recreate the Love Mocktail magic and while their onscreen chemistry was on point, it did not help at the box office. Love Birds was about a newly-married couple, who go from their initial days of being all lovey-dovey to finding fault in every word and deed thereafter and head to splitsville. The film then explores the difficulties therein, given that a lot of couples have joint assets, which then need to be divided equally and so and so forth. The film also had Samyukta Hornad in a pivotal role, as the lawyer who helps them negotiate through their split.
Darling Krishna had signed up for a bunch of films after Love Mocktail, a few of which are still awaiting release, including Sugar Factory, Love Me or Hate Me and the more recent, Kausalya Supraja Rama. The actor has not announced a new project in a while.