:This article discusses the rise of South Indian filmmakers in creating pan-India impact at the box office. It highlights the successful directorial finesse of filmmakers like Prashanth Neel, Sandeep Vanga, and Atlee, who have mastered the art of making commercially viable masala films with the right mix of drama and emotions. The focus is on Atlee, whose career as a director has been marked by consistent success, with hits like Raja Rani, Theri, Mersal, and Bigil. The article also mentions Atlee’s latest film, Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, which has become the first film in Indian history to gross Rs 129 crore worldwide on Day 1. It also briefly mentions the enviable track record of director Rajamouli.
Summary:– South filmmakers have been successful in creating a pan-India impact at the box office.– Filmmakers like Prashanth Neel, Sandeep Vanga, and Atlee have mastered the art of making commercially viable masala films.– Atlee, in particular, has had a successful career with hits like Raja Rani, Theri, Mersal, and Bigil.– Atlee’s latest film, Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, has become the first film in Indian history to gross Rs 129 crore worldwide on Day 1.– Director Rajamouli is known for his enviable track record and his upcoming film RRR features Ram Charan and Jr NTR.
South Filmmakers Making Waves in Pan-India Cinema
Ever since the term ‘Pan-India’ came into prominence, South filmmakers have left nothing to chance to create an impact at the box office countrywide. Riveting background score, hero elevation scenes, mass songs and dances, fights, and of course engrossing narrations — these are the aces that the region’s cinema holds while churning out mass action entertainers.
The Rise of South Filmmakers
After Rajamouli initiated the North-South marriage move, filmmakers like Prashanth Neel (KGF and Salaar), Sandeep Vanga (Kabir Singh and Animal) and now Atlee with Jawan have successfully unleashed their directorial finesse. These south storytellers seem to have perfected the art of making commercially viable masala films with the right mix of drama and emotions. They are creating a nationwide buzz.
Atlee’s Success Story
In his 10-year-old career as a director, Atlee has had hardly any failure. His debut Raja Rani (2013), a romantic comedy starring Arya and Nayanthara, was a runaway hit. The director attracted a lot of attention, and received a lot of praise, and anticipation was created for his future films. Next came Theri (2016), starring Thalapathy Vijay and Samantha. The film was one of the highest grossers in Tamil cinema and placed Atlee among the sought-after directors in Kollywood.
During the making of Theri, Atlee narrated another script (Mersal) to Vijay and the actor gave it the green signal. It turned out to be one of the biggest grossing films in Vijay’s career, and the fifth most profitable Tamil film.
Atlee’s juggernaut continued when he teamed up with Vijay for the third time for Bigil, which smashed several box office records.
Atlee has yet again proved his directorial prowess with the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Jawan. The action entertainer released on Friday has become the first film in Indian history to gross Rs 129 crore worldwide on Day 1.
Imagine two of country’s biggest superstars — Ram Charan and Jr NTR — agreeing to do a film without even listening to the script! That’s Rajamouli for you! And the film in question was of course RRR. It would not be an understatement to say that the director put Telugu cinema on the global map with his magnum opus Baahubali. The film became a phenomenon and broke records worldwide.
Rajamouli’s enviable track record has made him one of the most sought-after directors in the industry. His ability to create larger-than-life visuals and captivating narratives has garnered him a massive fan following.
The Future of Pan-India Cinema
With South filmmakers like Atlee and Rajamouli leading the way, the future of Pan-India cinema looks promising. Their ability to create commercially successful films that cater to a wide range of audiences is a testament to their talent and understanding of the craft.
As the boundaries between regional cinemas continue to blur, we can expect more collaborations and cross-cultural exchanges in the world of Indian cinema. This not only opens up new avenues for filmmakers but also provides audiences with a diverse range of storytelling experiences.
To complete the picture, South filmmakers have proven their mettle in the Pan-India cinema arena. With their unique storytelling techniques and ability to create mass entertainers, they have captured the attention of audiences across the country. As they continue to push boundaries and explore new territories, the future of Indian cinema looks brighter than ever before.
Source, as per www.deccanchronicle.com