Dasara: Sukumar's assistant makes it big, here's a list of others who impressed
Last Updated: 10.46 AM, Apr 01, 2023
Vaishnav Tej's Uppena and Nani's Dasara are two massive hits and are directed by debutante directors Buchi Babu and Srikanth Odela respectively. The interesting fact is that both these directors have assisted star director Sukumar. His journey from 'Arya' to the pan-India blockbuster 'Pushpa' has been illustrious. He is less than ten films old but he is easily one of the few super-talented pan-India directors out there.
On the other hand, there is an underrated aspect of Sukumar's career. Many of his assistants have proved themselves by becoming directors of hit movies in recent years. This week, the stupendous success of 'Dasara' has seen debutant director Srikanth Odela receive everyone's appreciation. He worked with Sukumar on 'Nannaku Prematho' and 'Rangasthalam'. With many comparing the atmospherics and writing of 'Dasara' with 'Rangasthalam', the impact of Sukumar is obvious.
In 2021, the first major hit after the first lockdown was 'Uppena'. Its director, Buchi Babu Sana, is indebted to Sukumar for the lessons he learned from his 'guru'. Buchi Babu is now going to do a film with Mega Power Star Ram Charan. It will be a pan-India film. Then we have Palnati Surya Pratap. This talented director was once Sukumar's AD. 'Kumari 21F' and '18 Pages' are his hit movies.
Vemareddy, also a Sukumar protege, is planning to wield the megaphone for an important project soon. Finally, the happening writer Srikanth Vissa, who has worked on the 'Pushpa' films and '18 Pages' will soon become a director. In the days to come, we need to see which team member of Sukumar will make headlines with his films.