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Sukumar
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Sukumar promoting 1: Nenokkadine (2014) in a press meet.
Born
Sukumar Bandreddi

(1970-01-11) 11 January 1970 (age 51)[1][2]
Occupation
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)
Thabitha
(m. 2009)
Children2

Sukumar Bandreddi (born 11 January 1970), known mononymously as Sukumar, is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. Born in Mattaparru near Razole in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Sukumar worked as a mathematics and physics lecturer at the Aditya Junior college, Kakinada for nearly six years before pursuing a career in films. He began working as a writer and assisted Mohan and V. V. Vinayak.

Sukumar made his directorial debut with Arya in 2004, whose success catapulted him to stardom. Sukumar won the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu and Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer for his work in Arya. His other notable films include Jagadam (2007), Arya 2 (2009), 100% Love (2011), 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Nannaku Prematho (2016), Rangasthalam (2018). Sukumar is known for his complex, multi-layered screenplays which earned him the reputation of being an intelligent screenwriter. He is also known for infusing grey shades in the character sketches of the protagonists in his films.

Under the banner Sukumar Writings, he made his debut as a film producer with Kumari 21F (2015), whose story and screenplay were penned by him. He received the K. V. Reddy Memorial award for his contributions to Telugu cinema in the year 2014.

Early and personal life[edit]

Sukumar was born on 11 January 1970,[1][2] in Mattaparru, a village near Razole in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.[3] His father Tirupathi Naidu was a rice trader and his mother Veera Veni was a homemaker. Sukumar was the youngest of the six children of Naidu and Veni. At the age of 6, following the slaughter of a rooster he loved, Sukumar began practising vegetarianism.[3] He did his schooling from a Zilla Parishad High School, Razole and graduated with a master's degree in mathematics.[4] He later worked as a mathematics and physics lecturer in Aditya Junior college, Kakinada.[5] After six years,[6] Sukumar and his junior Prakash Toleti decided to do something creative as they opined that their life has become too mundane as a lecturer.[7]

Sukumar and Toleti began their career as writers in Telugu cinema and worked as writers for a few films. After writing three scenes for Jayanth C. Paranjee's Bavagaru Bagunnara? (1998), they were summoned by the college to help them in recruiting the students. They walked out of the film on moral grounds.[7] Due to lack of earnings, Sukumar briefly continued to teach students, earned money, and returned to film industry.[5] Sukumar later assisted Jayam Raja's father Mohan for Kshemanga Velli Labanga Randi (2000), and Hanuman Junction (2001). Before making his directorial debut, Sukumar worked under V. V. Vinayak for Dil (2003) as an assistant director.[6]

Sukumar had a relationship with Thabitha,[8] whom he met first at the Sudarshan Theatre, RTC X Roads, Hyderabad during the screening of his directorial debut Arya (2004). They married in 2009 in the presence of his parents and sister.[5] Though Thabitha's parents opposed Sukumar for being a film technician, they accepted their alliance later.[5] The couple have a daughter and a son.[8]

Film career[edit]

Debut and breakthrough: 2004–2011[edit]

Sukumar in an interview.

Sukumar began working on the script of his directorial debut Arya (2004) in Visakhapatnam before joining the sets of Vinayak's Dil. Its producer Dil Raju assured that he would produce the film if Dil becomes a commercial success.[9] Sukumar chose to narrate the story of a boy who confess his love to a girl right in the beginning, opposed to films like Darr (1993), Kabhie Haan Kabhie Naa (1994), and Kaadhal Kondein (2003) where the protagonist's love/obsession for the female lead is revealed towards the end, as he found that idea an "obsolete" one.[6] Raju was impressed with Sukumar's script and Allu Arjun was selected as its protagonist after considering Ravi Teja, Nithin, and Prabhas. Anuradha Mehta and Siva Balaji were chosen for the other two lead roles.[10] R. Rathnavelu and Devi Sri Prasad were chosen as the film's director of photography and music director respectively; they both collaborated with Sukumar in many of his future projects. Arya was commercially successful; it grossed 160 million on a budget of 40 million.[10] The success of Arya catapulted Sukumar into stardom overnight.[6] He earned the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu at the 52nd Filmfare Awards South ceremony,[11] and the Best Screenplay Writer award at the annual Nandi Awards ceremony.[12]

Sukumar then began working on the script of Jagadam (2007), a crime film starring Ram Pothineni and Isha Sahni. Unlike Arya, Jagadam focused more on violence and in an interview with South Scope, Sukumar called the film an "act of bravado", adding that he "made it with an innocent passion", without thinking about the audience's response.[6] Jagadam received mixed reviews and was a commercial failure.[6] While Sify called the film a "not so much a plot-driven film" albeit praising the work of its technical crew,[13] Rediff called it a "good effort".[14] He then wrote and directed Arya 2 (2009), which was promoted as the namesake sequel of his debut Arya. It featured Allu Arjun, Kajal Aggarwal, and Navdeep in the lead roles and narrated the story of Arya, a psychotic orphan whose love for his friend Ajay and his colleague Geetha is never reciprocated.[15] Sify called it Sukumar's "another celluloid misadventure" after Jagadam and stated that he "fails both as a writer and director as his plot line is confusing and his hero's characterization is negative".[16] However, Arya 2 became one of the few successful Telugu films of the year,[17] and was praised for its style quotient and music.[6] Sukumar received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu at the 57th Filmfare Awards South ceremony,[18] but lost it to S. S. Rajamouli for Magadheera.[19] Rajamouli stated that he regards Sukumar as the best of the lot after watching Arya 2, which was Sukumar's "most precious and sweetest thing I have heard about myself".[6]

After a gap of two years, Sukumar's next directorial 100% Love (2011) was released. Sukumar envisioned the film's concept 15 years ago, which dealt with the simple conflicts couples face and the way they solve them, and made changes based on the technological and behavioural developments of the students in the colleges.[6] 100% Love featured Naga Chaitanya and Tamannaah in the lead roles and was produced by Allu Aravind and Bunny Vasu.[20] 100% Love was commercially successful;[21] it received the Best Home-viewing Feature Film award at the annual Nandi Awards ceremony.[22] Sukumar earned another nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu at the 59th Filmfare Awards South,[23] and a nomination for the Best Director – Telugu at the 1st South Indian International Movie Awards.[24]

Serious themes: 2014–present[edit]

After completing 100% Love, Sukumar began working on 1: Nenokkadine, a psychological thriller keeping Mahesh Babu in mind as the protagonist as he felt that Mahesh had a universal appeal in terms of looks. The incident of a bus driver talking about a young boy who claims that his parents were murdered in that bus was taken as the story's base.[25] He worked on the film's script for two months,[26] and considered it as his dream project.[27] 1: Nenokkadine was released on 10 January 2014 globally and received negative reviews from the critics.[28] While Suresh Kavirayani of Deccan Chronicle opined that Sukumar "fails to deliver" and the story is "run of the mill",[29] Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu stated, "Habitual to watching films that begin with a great premise only to fall into the commercial trap of force-fit comic situations, it comes as a relief when Sukumar laces the psychological thriller with subtle wit that never takes the focus away from the plot".[30] 1: Nenokkadine collected approximately 289 million share worldwide on a budget of 600 million, thus becoming a commercial failure.[31]

After writing and directing a short film I Am That Change produced by Allu Arjun,[32]

Following the demise of Naidu, Sukumar decided to direct Nannaku Prematho starring N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. Nannaku Prematho, which was Rama Rao Jr.'s 25th film as an actor, dealt with an emotional relationship between a father and his son spanning the last 30 days of the father's life.[33] Released on 13 January 2016, Nannaku Prematho received positive reviews from the critics.[34] Pranita Jonnalagedda of The Times of India stated that the viewers see ups every time when Sukumar "decides to listen to his inner self and gives us some interestingly conceived sequences" and downs come whenever he "gives in to the prerequisite mandates of Telugu cinema".[35] An above average grosser at the domestic box office,[36] Nannaku Prematho became the third highest grossing Telugu film of all time in the overseas.[37] His 2018 period action film with Ram Charan titled Rangasthalam received positive critical feedback with particular praise for Ram Charan's performance, and Sukumar's direction and screenplay.[38] Rangasthalam ended up as one of the highest-grossing Telugu films of all time.[39]

Sukumar is collaborating with the actor Allu Arjun for the third time for his upcoming project Pushpa.

Craft, style, and technical collaborations[edit]

As a writer, Sukumar is influenced by the works of Gudipati Venkatachalam, Yandamuri Veerendranath, and Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani. In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Sukumar revealed that each of the romantic scenes in his films are inspired from the writings of either Veerendranath or Sulochana Rani.[5] Sukumar uses non-linear screenplay for most of his films and few sequences of most of his films involve revelation of finest details and re-visiting a scene again and again.[40] His screenplays are mostly complex and multi-layered which earned him the reputation of being an intelligent screenplay writer. In an interview of The Times of India in January 2014, Sukumar said that emotions play a key role in his films, stating that a film "may have multiple subplots, but in the end, it's the emotional curve that connects with the audience".[41] Because of improvising the sequences on the sets and making changes to already filmed portions, his films took long time to complete their production phases.[42]

In most of his films, Sukumar's protagonists are shown to be characterised with grey shades. Y. Sunita Chowdary of The Hindu commented that Sukumar "revels in giving a slight twist to his protagonist, in his background and character" and leaves the audience to understand him as he "unties the knots during narration and justifies his behaviour and makes us root for him".[26] Karthik Keramalu of CNN-IBN, in his review of Kumari 21F, stated that Sukumar's lead characters are "psychologically wired differently", adding that at least one of the characters in his films "behaves in a way that will amuse the audience and the other characters present in the film".[43] Regarding the same, Sukumar said, "We all have a lot of emotions and we suppress most of them fearing rejection. Instead we sport a smile and move on in this world. Problems arise when we don’t enjoy all feelings like jealousy, selfishness and don’t express them. To achieve something, there must be a driving force and that could be jealousy which you term as negative".[26]

Except for the short film I Am That Change whose music was composed by Sai Karthik,[44] Sukumar chose Devi Sri Prasad to compose the soundtrack and background score for the films he directed.[45] Sukumar worked with cinematographer R. Rathnavelu for Arya, Jagadam,[46] and 1: Nenokkadine.[47] When Raju asked Sukumar about the budget to be allotted to Arya, Sukumar said that he first wants Rathnavelu on board.[48] In an interview to The Hindu in March 2012, Rathnavelu said, "Sukumar's speciality is he can give you five different ways to solve every problem you encounter. He can get to the crux of the problem and figure out the best possible method to resolve it".[49] Because of their friendship with Sukumar, neither Rathnavelu nor Prasad charged any remuneration for his maiden production venture Kumari 21F.[50] For Arya 2, he collaborated with R. D. Rajasekhar.[51] He worked with Venkat R. Prasad and Vijay C Chakravarthy for 100% Love and Nannaku Prematho respectively.[52][53]

Film production[edit]

Sukumar Writings (or SW) is the producing brand of Sukumar.[54][55][56] Sukumar brand's directorial debut was for the film, Kumari 21F, with Devi Sri Prasad directing music and R. Rathnavelu as director of cinematography. Allu Arjun as supporting director. Ashok Banreddi and Thomas Reddy joined as co-producers with P.A. Motion pictures. The film was produced by Vijaya Prasad Bandreddi and Thomas Reddy.

Sukumar provided the story and screenplay for Kumari 21F, his debut feature film as a co-producer which was directed by his assistant Palnati Surya Pratap. He took inspiration from his college days in Razole where a young woman went to a picnic with some young men; a major undertaking for a woman at the time. Rumours were spread and the woman was labelled as a "loose" character, which stayed in Sukumar's mind.[57] Produced on a budget of 60–150 million,[a] Kumari 21F grossed 380 million and became the 12th highest grossing Telugu film of the year.[60] Siddharth Rao of The Times of India stated, "In an industry where a damsel-in-distress-wooed-and-saved-by-an-angry-young-man is the norm, this is refreshing. Kudos to the writer Sukumar for giving yet another off-beat story with characters that can't be put into a box".[61]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Screenwriter Notes Ref.
2004 Arya Yes Yes [9]
[11]
[12]
2007 Jagadam Yes Yes [6]
[14]
2009 Arya 2 Yes Yes [6]
[18]
2011 100% Love Yes Yes [6]
[23]
[24]
2014 1: Nenokkadine Yes Yes [26]
2014 I Am That Change Yes Yes Short film with Allu Arjun [62]
2015 Kumari 21F Yes Yes Debut film as a producer

Association with PA Motion Pictures

[63]
2016 Nannaku Prematho Yes Yes [5]
2017 Darsakudu Yes Released by Dil Raju [64]
2018 Rangasthalam Yes Yes [65]
2020 100% Kadhal Yes Tamil film [66]
2020 Uppena Yes Filming [67]
TBA Pushpa Yes Yes Filming [68]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ceremony Category Film Result Ref(s)
Nandi Awards Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer Arya Won [12]
Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu Won [11]
Arya 2 Nominated [18]
Rangasthalam Nominated
100% Love Nominated [23]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Director (Telugu) Nominated [24]
Nannaku Prematho Nominated [69]
[70]
Rangasthalam Won
CineMAA Awards Best Director (Jury) Arya Won [71]
Best Screenplay writer Won [71]
Santosham Film Awards Best Director Rangasthalam Won
KV Reddy memorial award
(for contribution to Telugu cinema)
Won [72]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Film historian Rentala Jayadeva estimates the film's budget as 60 million,[50] Sify estimates the film's budget as 90 million,[58] and International Business Times India estimates the film's budget as 150 million.[59]

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