As a director, Koratala Siva started his career with Mirchi in 2013, in which Young Rebel Star Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Richa Gangopadhyay played the lead roles. In 2015, he directed Srimanthudu which was opened to positive critical reception and was a commercial success, grossing nearly Rs 2.0 billion globally, and becoming the second highest grossing Telugu film at the time. He then directed another film Janatha Garage which grossed an estimated Rs 135 crore. Later the director joined hands with Mahesh Babu for political drama Bharat Ane Nenu, which was also blockbuster at the box office.
On the other side, Megastar Chiranjeevi who has announced Koratala film long back, is currently busy in his upcoming movie Sye Raa, which is being directed by Surender Reddy and is bankrolled by Ram Charan. Lady Superstar Nayantara is playing the female lead whereas Tamannah Bhatia will be seen in supporting role. Recently Chiranjeevi has also announced his next film with Trivikram Srinivas, which will go on the floor this year. It is expected that Chiru and Koratala Siva film will go on the floor next year in 2020.