Tollywood is known for its flamboyant style of filmmaking, larger than life stars and their truly devoted fans. As a result, most directors make different kinds of films to entertain the crowds and keep them hooked. However, there are a few directors who made a name for themselves with a unique style or owning a particular genre. Be it action, comedy or drama, they are the true masters at what they do and have earned great respect thanks to it. Here are 5 such big directors of Telugu cinema…
The ace director is of course known for his epic fantasy film ‘Baahubali’ and its upcoming sequel ‘Baahubali 2’. However, he is also a master of something, which is innovation and experimenting. Rajamouli is an expert in combining new refreshing themes along with commercial crowd-pleasing elements which result in films enjoyed by both masses and critics. Be it ‘Magadheera’, ‘Eega’, ‘Yamadonga’ or other works, there is always something new to look forward to in a Rajamouli film. While ‘Yamadonga’ was a satirical take on Hindu mythology, ‘Eega’ had a mind-blowing concept of human soul reincarnated as a fly. So, in a way, the director’s name has become synonymous with uniqueness and brilliance.
Everyone has enjoyed a Puri Jagannadh film at one point or another. It may be commercial, mass entertainer but still people can’t get enough of it. In a way, his movies are a guilty pleasure for those who generally clamour for quality cinema. Puri specialises in making no brainer entertainers with pretty hardcore action, songs and drama to keep things interesting. He has worked with stars like Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Allu Arjun, Jr NTR and Ram Charan to deliver hits like ‘Pokiri’, ‘Badri’, ‘Iddarammayilatho’, ‘Temper’ and ‘Chirutha’. Many of his films have been remade in other languages due to their immense popularity.
Trivikram started out as a dialogue writer and went on to become a director. However, his sharp wit still reflects in the dialogues of most of his films. The director has made a name for himself with action comedies and dramas, often with an emotional family connect of some sort. Trivikram has worked with many big heroes as well like Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun and his personal favourite- Pawan Kalyan, with whom he always delivers a blockbuster. With plenty of comedy, emotions and witty one liner, Srinivas promises wholesome entertainment.
Krish is comparatively quite new in the world of direction compared to other filmmakers. However, he has always managed to incorporate some kind of social message in his each of his films. While ‘Vedam’ and ‘Vaanam’ was all about helping those in need, ‘Kanche’ was about abolishing caste and class system from the country and the famous Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Gabbar Is Back’ is, of course, a crackdown on corruption in Indian bureaucracy. This talented director has tried his hands on Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies and has never failed to deliver. That is why Krish is a National Award winning director.
Although subject to some dubious action sequences, Boyapati Sreenu films are always entertaining. He is a master of out and out action films with outrageous fight sequences and bad guys flying all over the place. In spite of his questionable standing with critics, his films are widely enjoyed by the masses. Boyapati has delivered super hits with Nandamuri Balakrishna and more recently with Allu Arjun’s ‘Sarrainodu’. It can be said that his action sequences have become much more stylish and believable with the Allu Arjun starrer.