Puri Jagannadh. Ee generation lo Telugu lo one of the most influential directors list teeste.. eeyana peru top 5 lo pakka untadi. Influence ane word enduku use chestunnano, Let me explain.. ‘Puri’s hero attitude’ ani, Thanakantu, Thana heroes ki oka separate ‘unique stardom and attitude’ ichina director Puri garu.
Simple ga cheppali ante, Mana chuttu real life lo manam entho mandhini.. Pokiri lo MB no, Cameraman Ganga.. lo PK no ‘imitate’ cheyatam chuse untam. At a stage of life lo manam kuda ah heroes style ni imitate chese untam.
This is what I mean by influence.
Mari intha influential director Thana 19 years of career lo enno movies teesaru. Enno hits, Blockbusters, ‘Industry hits’, Flops icharu.
And over the years, Ee hit, Blockbuster, Flop ane words.. Aayana filmography meedha impact chupinchayi..Ela antaara.. Let me explain.
Oka 5-10 years back, Puri Jagannadh garu used to experiment with his movies a lot. Experiment cheyatam ante, Kotha rakamaina cinema theeyatam. Ala aayana chesina experiment lo, Audience vetiki ela react ayyaro chusi, Alanti products ne malli deliver cheyatam is human nature. And Puri garu is no exception to this situation.
Puri gari movies theatre lo enjoy cheyali ante, Theatre ki Oka particular mind set tho ravali, Cinema ni mind tho kakunda, Energy tho, josh lo, chudali. He’s one of the best masss commercial directors ani antaru andaru.
Recent ga release aina ‘iSmart Shankar’ ane movie ni exact ga nenu paina describe chesina way lo chuste, Cinema masth nachutadi, Chokkalu chimpeskuntaru. But ala kadhu, Vintage Puri laga, Content kavali, Kothadanam kavali ante, You might not like the film.
So.. The point is.. I think If these (ee kindha mention chesina) films of Puri did well at BO, We’d have seen a totally different Puri by now, Avi ento chudham:
1. Nenithe, 2008
First of all, Thanks to Internet and Telugu pages.. Ee cinema ki till date oka cult following undi. And ee cinema idivaraku, Eppudu, ekkada chudanantha ‘kothadanam’ kuda undi. Cinema industry gurinchi, Vaalla struggles gurinchi, common people ki intha gattiga connect ayyela teeyagalagatam is ‘Just Puri things.’
Usually, Puri gari movies lo unde elements evi pedhaga indulo undavu. Cinema antha kuda, possible ainantha raw ga, real ga, stick to reality anattu untadi. Dialogues kuda, Edho hero ki elevation la kakunda, Anni plot related dialogues untayi, Just how they should be.
Simply put, Ela aithe, Fantasy-Action genre lo ‘Baahubali’ lanti movie malli ravatam kashtamo, Telugu lo ‘cinema industry’ gurinchi ilanti movie ravatam kuda anthe kashtam.
I wish it got all the love while it was playing in theatres.
2. Jyothi Lakshmi, 2015
Intha sensitive story ni intha bold way lo mainstream Telugu cinema teesinandhuku, Kudos to Puri garu. Because, Intha cult following unna oka director, Masses ki ‘Jyothi Lakshmi’ lanti ‘socially relevant’ subject unna movie present cheyatam is certainly ‘new’.
Also, Ippudu ee madhya ‘Brochevarevaru Ra’ chusi, Andaru Satya Dev acting ni appreciate chestunnaru. But Puri cast him as a lead hero in this film, long back only. Maybe okavela ee film baga aadi unte, Janalu chusi unte, Satya Dev would’ve got more manchi roles.
3. Devudu Chesina Manushulu, 2012
Kothadananiki dictionary lo kuda leni meaning ee movie lo untadi. Ante.. This is BlackMirror: Bandersnatch, made in a different way. Asal thought level lo ne, This movie is a mad thought. Telugu lo aithe, Deeniki mundhu Kani, tarwata kani, Ilanti mental movie nenu chudaledhu ayya.
4. Nenu, Na Rakshasi, 2011
Again, Oka chala sensitive topic, told in a commercial way. Suicide, Depression lanti dark topics meedha focus chestu, ‘Heroine role ki kuda equal importance and purpose’ unna movie theesaru. Puri 10 years back, and Puri now are very different people.
5. Golimaar, 2010
One of my personal favourites of Puri. And Gopichand career lo ne, Massest and best role. As usual ga, Anni Puri movies lage, idhi kuda mass cinema ne aina, Ee movie ki Oka purpose, Oka plot untayi. Why police turns into a gangster ani oka interesting journey and transition untayi. Personal favorite movie avvatam valla. I can go on and on about this movie.
Andari characters chala powerful ga, Well written ga untayi. I think Roja chesina roles lo, Naku Baga gurtundipoina role ee movie lo ne.
Also, Most people complain that, Puri movies lo heroines ki pedha act chese scope undadhu, Just glamor kosame untaru ani. Ee movie lo heroine, ‘Priyamani’, National award winning actress, Ee movie lo acting peaks untadi. Who knows, Okavela ee movie hit ayyi unte, We’d have actually seen a different Puri.
In fact, Ee movie ye kadhu.. Adhe year lo Trivikram gari ‘Khaleja’ kuda release ayyindi. Which is also a very different and kotha rakamaina movie from him. Idhe kothadanam, Ee directors nunchi gattiga korukuntunnam. Itlu, A Telugu movie fan.
In conclusion, Yes, Puri Jagannadh is still a great director who can attract and influence crowd. But if the above mentioned movies had did well at BO, Manam the other side of Puri ni chuse Vallam emo.
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