05/19/15 5:20 AM

Rajamouli gets 20 and Puri Jagannadh, 30




SS Rajamouli and PuriJagannadh are the top directors of tollywood. Both of them have their own market. Whose income is higher…?

Puri and Rajamouli, both started their career as directors approximately at the same time (Puri in 2000, Rajamouli in 2001).

Both initiated careers with TV serials (Rajamouli worked for Santhi nivasam serial on Etv, Puri Jagannadh worked for some small episodes in Doordarshan).

While Puri directed 35 films in 14-year-old career, Rajamouli only delivered one-fourth part of it ie., 9 films.

Puri Jagannadh worked with various top heroes in the film industry. He directed actors like Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, Ram Charan, Prabhas, Allu Arjun, NTR and Ravi Teja. Rajamouli, on the other hand, directed only a few of them.

Hits and flops are the same in number for Puri Jagannadh. But for Rajamouli, it is only hits and there is no flop.

Rajamouli has not stepped into Bollywood yet, whereas, Puri Jagannadh has already directed Amitabh Bachchan.

Rajamouli has been sculpting Bahubali since past 3 years. Rajamouli might be awarded a maximum remuneration of Rs. 20 crores. Meanwhile, Puri Jagannadh directed 6 movies, out of which he earned a total sum of 30 crores in 3 years, since his remuneration is around 5 to 7 crores per film. Taking these into consideration, it can be said that Puri Jagannadh earned pretty good sum in these 14 years, when compared to SS Rajamouli (Puri Jagan has recently lost Rs. 80 crores because of a friend).

Puri Jagannadh’s works are regular mass masala films. Rajamouli’s movies are also mass films but he stands among those top Indian directors who make best use of technology in their films. We cannot assure that Puri can direct a film like Avtar in his career and we are not aware whether he has the interest to make films in Hollywood. But, SS Rajamouli has always had the desire to grow to Hollywood range. Rajamouli has been advancing and learning some new thing or the other from each of his films. He might not have earned so much during the past 14 years. But once he directs a Hollywood film, atleast after 3 or 4 years, he will add to the list of wealthiest directors in tollywood.

As telugu audience, we need films like Badri and Pokiri. Also we need movies like Eega and Magadheera. Puri Jagannadh’s films are like weekend treat and Rajamouli’s films are like birthday treat. Why should we miss either of them?!

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