Sukumar, a former maths teacher turned director, has been known to be a guiding force to many aspiring assistant directors in the film industry. He has a track record of helping them achieve success in their careers. One such example is Surya Pratap, who worked as an assistant director with Sukumar from the movie Jagadam.
Sukumar provided the story for Surya’s second film, Kumari 21F, which turned out to be a blockbuster hit. Another assistant director who gained success under Sukumar’s guidance is Buchi Babu. He worked with Sukumar since the movie One Nenokkadine and later directed the movie Uppena with Sukumar’s support, which made 100 crores in the Tollywood industry.
Now, Srikanth Odela, who previously worked with Sukumar as an assistant director in the movie Nannaku Premato, has directed the film Dussehra. The movie, which received positive reviews, had a strong opening of 17 crores on its first day, and its collections for the following days are expected to be strong as well.
Sukumar continues to support aspiring directors and has plans to introduce more talented individuals to the film industry. One such director is Karthik, who is currently directing the movie Virupaksha with Sai Dharam Tej. The movie is a thriller, and Sukumar has written the story and co-produced the film. It remains to be seen how the audience will receive this movie.
Sukumar’s commitment to nurturing talent in the film industry has resulted in many successful directors who have gone on to make hit movies. He is known for his dedication to his craft and is considered to be one of the most creative and innovative directors in Tollywood. His ability to guide and mentor young talent has earned him the respect and admiration of many in the film industry.