Top 5 Telugu Movie Directors of This Generation

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A director decides the fate of a film with his knowledge of 24 crafts and management of the crew. The artistic skills and technical mastery of a director take the film to a next level. The quality and standards of a film depend on the vision of the director. Read the complete article for the top 5 Telugu movie directors of this generation.

1. S.S. Rajamouli

S S Rajamouli is one of the finest directors of Indian cinema. He raised the standards of Telugu cinema to the level of competing with Bollywood with just an experience of 11 films. Although he established himself as a commercial director in his early career, he experimented with various Genres. Moreover, he takes very good care of composition in his movies and wants some scenes to look like paintings on a canvas. He has a special interest in interval sequences which helped him raise the expectations for the second half in many of his films. His notable films include Simhadri, Vikramarkudu, Magadheera, Eega, and Baahubali series.

2. Sukumar

Sukumar is one of the most intelligent directors of Telugu cinema. He has immense knowledge of human psychology and mastery over the screenplay. His debut movie Arya has one of the best screenplays in Telugu movies. Moreover, the characters in his movies are well-rounded with a complete back story and a clear understanding of the situations. This helps the actors to give their best performance. However, he has comparatively less success rate owing to his keen interest to experiment and the complexity of his films. His notable films include the Arya series, 1 Nenokkadine, Nannaku Prematho, and Rangasthalam.

3. Puri Jagannadh

Puri Jagannadh is probably the only top director to make movies at such a faster rate. While most other directors take more than a year to craft a film, Puri Jagannadh completes his projects within a few months without losing the quality. Moreover, he is popular for his powerful dialogues and rebellious attitude toward lead actors. He worked primarily in the Telugu film industry with a few films in Kannada and Hindi. Although he had a successful career at the beginning, he became monotonous with his characterizations and faced a string of flops. His notable films include Badri, Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, Pokiri, and Temper. Read the complete article on Puri Jagannadh to understand his style & trademarks.

4. Trivikram Srinivas

Trivikram Srinivas rose to stardom within a short span. The simple, casual yet mesmerizing dialogues made his films reach a wider audience. The blocking and composition in his films were followed by many other directors later on. He is credited for popularizing ‘prasa’ in Telugu movies of the current generation. Although several others tried to write dialogues in his style, they couldn’t recreate the magic. Moreover, he is one of the most sought-after directors for family audiences as his films cater to the entire family. Moreover, his films garner high TRP ratings. His notable films include Nuvve Nuvve, Athadu, Jalsa, Attarintiki Daredi, and S/O Satyamurthy. Read the complete article on Trivikram Srinivas to understand his style & trademarks.

5. Sekhar Kammula

Sekhar Kammula won a National award for his debut film which was an independent film. He didn’t make a lot of films but he makes sure that his films make an impact. However, within a career spanning over 17 years, he just made 7 films. His films contain realism and nativity without serious stunts or commercial elements. He has a huge fan following of the NRI audience. Moreover, he focuses heavily on making his female characters have a personality and importance in the story. His notable films include Anand, Godavari, Happy Days, Leader, and Fidaa.

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