The year 2008 had been an odd year for Tollywood. Mahesh Babu had no release. Venkatesh and Nagarjuna had one film each. All other top notch actors did not taste success with their films.
However, Allari Naresh had 8 of his films released in 2008 and 4 of the films have been hits with Gamyam taking the top slot. Tollywood trade circles have now declared that Allari Naresh is the most bankable actor in the Telugu film industry.
Moreover, small and medium budget films with brand new directors like Kotha Bangaru Lokam, Yuvatha, Vinayakudu were more successful than big budget filns