The dream of any passionate, enthusiastic, die-hard Telugu cinema
fan is to enter the Telugu film industry and exude his/her fragrance
contributing to the industry and thereby giving life to his/her
dream. Be it a hero, heroine, villain, a supporting actor/actress,
a technician or the captain of the ship - director, there are
a whole gamut of 'waiting-to-bloom' buds out there waiting for
a chance to prove their mettle. Very few of them actually get
a 'break' and of those very few, only a handful of them sustain
themselves withstanding the cutthroat competition and really contributing
to the ever- exciting world of telugu film industry.
I present those few lucky ones who could make their dreams of
becoming a director come true. Lets wait and watch whether they
set trends treading the tough paths of the industry or just get
washed away in the high tides of competition. I have tagged these
directors as follows -
fut, what next?
had good songs, a sizzling heroine, good screenplay, and a heartening
performance by Venkatesh but Kalisundaram
raa! wouldn't have hit the bull's eye if it was not for the
slick handling by Uday Shankar. The same team of Venky-Simmi-Uday
fell flat with Prematho
raa! What a fall from a whopper to a blooper.
heavily inspired by Aamir Khan's 'Jo jeeta wohi sikander',
Pawan Kalyan's Tammudu
was engrossing and entertaining right from the word go. And the
man behind this was P.A Arun Prasad. But his next film was a totally
insane Bhalevadivi basoo,
which made audience scream "Borekottinchavu basoo".
Ram Prasad's Chirunavvuto
had everyone in splits. But his second venture Seemasimham
made everyone run away in fear. Fear of the simham or the
now hackneyed seema theme? Whatever may be the reason;
Ram Prasad seriously needs some rethinking before venturing into
his next movie.
the above three directors are no doubt talented but while trying
to yield their senses to hero's image, they had to taste failures.
Hope they bounce back with vengeance.
a superhit Badri
to bakwaas Baachi Poori Jagannath, having learnt his lessons
bounced back with a completely novel theme in Itlu
Sravani Subramanyam. In fact his latest offering was so good
and different that we are forced to believe that he has learnt
his lessons right, from Baachi's failure.
was no doubt a surprise hit of 2000 but Teja's second offering
Family Circus was a total washout. Undeterred as he is,
Teja shot back with a musical hit Nuvvu-Nenu,
which not only went one to become 2001's one of the top grossers
but also silenced all his critics.
and Teja came with a bang delivering super hits. They were then
boo'ed for their sloppy second ventures but now they have boomed
into the hearts of Telugu cinemagoers proving that they are no
flash in the pans by regaining their lost glory.
small, get bigger
small and get bigger is what some people believe in. Sreenu Vytla
and K. Vijay Bhaskar, I believe, share this school of thought.
started his career with a low-budget movie Nee Kosam. Though
it won a nandi award for him, it did not satisfy him commercially.
But his latest opus Aanadam,
not only sent waves of happiness throughout Andhra Pradesh but
also made him glow in glee.
an inconsequential Prarthana to his latest Nuvvu
Naaku Nachhav, Vijay Bhaskar's prayers have been answered
with magnanimous success. The success proportion of his movies
has been getting bigger and bigger from movie to movie. If Swayamvaram,
his second movie was a hit, Nuvve
Kavali was declared a super hit followed by stupendous Nuvvu
Naaku Nachhav. Having started small, now that's called getting
bigger and better.
oodles of creativity, bundles of energy and an undying penchant
for success, lets hope all these immensely talented school of
directors take Telugu cinema to a new dimension.
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