Anil Ravipudi - Man Of The Moment
Anil Ravipudi - An exceptional talent who caught the audience's pulse correctly. After working as a dialogue writer and scriptwriter for some successful films, he made his debut as a director with Pataas starring Kalyan Ram. The film which released 5 years ago amidst low expectations became a blockbuster at the box office and turned as the career biggest hit of Kalyan Ram.
Cut to a year later, Supreme starring Sai Dharam Tej released. Proving that Pataas was not just a fluke, Supreme also turned a huge hit at the box office. His next film Raja The Great, gave a much-needed break for Ravi Teja who appeared on the big screen after a few years gap. That established Anil Ravipudi as the most bankable young director in the Telugu Cinema. The way he treated a story with a disabled person in the lead role by providing non-stop entertainment shows how impeccably talented he is as a writer and director.
His next film, the big multistarrer with Venkatesh, Varun Tej in the lead roles, F2 also became a huge hit at the box office. It exceeded all the expectations and took the complete advantage of Sankranthi season to become one of the highest-grossing films of 2019. The success of F2 once again proved Anil Ravipudi's command over the characters in his film as he successfully dealt with many stars like Varun Tej, Venkatesh, Mehreen, Tamanna, Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, etc. And the success of this film gave Anil an opportunity to direct Superstar Mahesh Babu.
And that one film which showcased the mass angle in Super Star Mahesh Babu and provided a treat to his fans after many years - Sarileru Neekevvaru released for Sankranthi 2020. And like all the other Anil Ravipudi's films, this one also became the career biggest hit of Mahesh Babu and also by a huge margin. To give a career biggest hit to a 25 films old top tier star hero like Mahesh Babu is not a mean feat. And that proves how talented is Anil Ravipudi.
But what makes Anil Ravipudi so special among a current lot of young directors? His clarity over the kind of films, his vision to provide ample entertainment to the masses and his love for commercial entertainers. If we take a look at the Telugu Cinema in the early 2000s, S.S. Rajamouli and V.V. Vinayak ruled the roost with commercial films. But the Rajamouli started making epic films and the latter lost his touch. That is exactly when Anil Ravipudi took over the responsibility of reviving commercial entertainers and he has done it every bit perfectly.