Sukumar has always been noted for his innovative scripts, which were lapped up by the audience with open hands. Though he directed only 7 movies in his 15 year long career, the audience’s response to these movies proved his judgement and faith in the strength of his screenplay, making him a star director.
The year 2019 is a landmark for Sukumar as his debut movie, Arya, turns 15 on May 7th.
It makes a joyous occasion for Sukumar, who is receiving rave reviews about his recent periodical drama, Rangasthalam. The movie is also competing for the Best Film in Telugu at the upcoming 66th National Film Awards.
Sukumar started with Arya in 2004, which made Allu Arjun a household name not only in the two Telugu states, but also in Kerala, where the movie ran for one year in areas like Kannur, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram.
Sukumar then continued his journey with Jagadam (2007,) Arya 2 (2009,) 100% Love (2011) and Nannaku Prematho (2016.) The themes of these movies varied—from teenage love to filial relationships.
Sukumar’s Rangasthalam (2018) was another feather in his cap as he dealt with a late 1980’s social milieu in the coastal belt of Andhra, where commoners were manipulated by feudal lords.
The film was a runaway success with powerful performances by Ram Charan, Samantha Akkineni and Aadhi Pinisetty.Sukumar’s brilliance was the way he elevated his screenplay, accompanied by fantastic background music by Devi Sri Prasad.
Here’s wishing Sukumar all the success in the coming years, as a promising director.