Neelakanta entered the film industry as a producer through Jamadagni. He then tried his hand in direction with a Tamil film Priyanka. However, he shot into fame with his directorial venture Show by bagging national award for best screenplay. His immediate next film Mysamma was also a big hit.
However, he faced two flops through Nandanavanam 120 km and Sadaa Mee Sevalo. Realising the faults he committed in his flops, Neelakanta came out with a romantic, love entertainer called Mr Medhavi. He has moulded the film in a different and interesting way. Especially, with his expertise in scripting the screenplay, he made the present generation to think about the value of human relations through this movie.