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2023 Rewind: South Filmmakers Shine Across The Country

Tuesday, December 26, 2023 • Telugu Comments
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The year 2023 unfolded as a tapestry of highs and lows for directors, marking their names in headlines for a myriad of reasons. Let's delve into the roundup of ten directors who orchestrated cinematic narratives that resonated across the spectrum:

Sandeep Reddy Vanga: Created ripples with "Animal," evoking mixed reactions and even transcending the confines of cinema to ignite discussions in the Rajya Sabha. While it was labeled by some as a societal concern, the film found fervent admirers, amassing an impressive 600 crore.

Rajamouli: Ascended the global stage with "RRR," a magnum opus that not only elevated Telugu cinema but also clinched an Oscar for the resonant song "Naatu Naatu," marking a historic milestone for Indian cinema.

Linguswamy: Stirred controversy during the Sankranthi releases, capturing attention with candid comments on the Kollywood-Tollywood clash. His remarks on theater allocations for Tamil films fueled discussions, further accentuating the dynamics between the two film industries.

Prasanth Neel: Continued his winning streak, directing the blockbuster "Salaar" after the monumental success of "KGF," solidifying his position as a director with a Midas touch.

Atlee: Ventured into Bollywood with the action thriller "Jawan," featuring SRK and amassing a staggering 1,148 crore worldwide. Atlee's Hindi debut, produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, marked a significant leap in his directorial journey.

Lokesh Kanagaraj: Faced criticism with "LEO," where controversies, sparked by the release of the single 'Naa Ready' song, overshadowed his previous success with LCU. Despite the challenges, Lokesh remains a noteworthy director in the industry.

Shankar: Encountered challenges in 2023, with the "Indian 2" teaser receiving mixed reactions, and delays impacting his project with Ram Charan. Despite hurdles, Shankar remains a stalwart in the industry.

Nelson Dilipkumar: Catapulted to the spotlight for directing the blockbuster "Jailer," featuring Rajinikanth in a groundbreaking role, securing immense success and acclaim.

As the curtains close on 2023, these directors have etched their names in the annals of cinematic history, each contributing to the diverse tapestry of Indian cinema in their own unique ways.

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